Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Calendar of Events

PLEASE NOTE: ALL events are FREE OF CHARGE (unless otherwise stated). PLACES are LIMITED so BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! For further information, or to make a booking, please contact (091) 532460 or museum@galwaycity.ie

To view and download our full programme of events for January to June 2015 click HERE.

FEBRUARY & MARCH, 2015


Friday 20 February, 11am – 12.30pm
ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP: Get to know ... Early Christian Monks
Local archaeologist Anne Carey tells the story of the earliest monasteries in Ireland, showing how the monks lived and the beautifully illustrated manuscripts they produced, with activities including calligraphy and a closer look at the amazing goldwork of the period.
Age 7 – 12

Friday 20 February, 2pm – 3pm
STORYTELLING: Stories from the Sub
Join acclaimed storyteller Rab Fulton aboard the SeaScience submarine as he tells stories of the sea and of its magical sea-creatures.
Age 5+

Saturday 21 February, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: Music for All #2
Galway Music Residency presents the second concert of its 3-part series – “Music for All” featuring performances from classical string quartets to wind soloists to traditional musicians throughout the museum. The concert features the Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet with harpist-singer Róisín Donohoe, Feis Maitiú silver medallist and saxophonist Gavin Brennan, winner of the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for Excellence in Performance.
All Ages (no booking required)

Thursday 26 February, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: Impact of the Great War on Galway
During the period of 1914 to 1918, the people of Galway were very much involved in both the Great War and the Easter Rising. Join Cormac Ó Comhraí, author of Revolution in Connacht (2013) and Ireland & the First World War (2014), for an illustrated talk detailing the impact of the Great War on Galway city and county.
Adult

Saturday 28 February, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: Music for All #3
Galway Music Residency presents the last concert of its 3-part series – “Music for All” featuring performances from classical string quartets to wind soloists to traditional musicians throughout the museum. The concert features the Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet with oboist Conor Cavanagh, multiple prize-winner at Feis Ceoil.
All Ages (no booking required)

Saturday 28 February, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
PERFORMANCE: Damhsa na nGael
Sean Nós (Old Style) is an old-style step dance which is particularly associated with the Irish-speaking district of Connemara. To mark the start of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015, join the well-known Devane Brothers – Gearóid, Pádraic and Colm Ó Dubháin – from Connemara for a master display of sean nós.
All Ages (no booking required)

Thursday 5 March, 7pm – 8pm

EVENING LECTURE: The Carrot & the Stick: Recruitment in Galway

More than 150,000 Irishmen enlisted in the British army during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Join local historian and author William Henry as he discusses the various reasons that Galwaymen enlisted and some of the techniques and rhetoric used in local recruitment campaigns.
Adult

Saturday 7 March, 12pm – 12.30pm

FILM SCREENING: Lochra Gael, Enda Colleran

A special screening of the Irish-language sports programme Laochra Gael ('Gaelic heroes' in the Irish language) dedicated to Enda Colleran (1942-2004), who captained Galway to back-to-back All-Ireland football titles in 1965 and 1966 and was named on the GAA's football "Team of the Millennium". Courtesy of Nemeton TV and TG4.

Age 12+

Saturday 7 March, 2pm – 3pm
TALK: A Brief History of the Irish Language

It is thought that the Irish language arrived in Ireland some 2,500 years ago. Join Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Irish language-poet, as she discuss the history of the language and her hopes for its future.

Age 12+

Saturday 14 March, 2pm – 3pm
PERFORMANCE: Ceol na nGael

Join
Tommy Keane on uilleann pipes and Jacqueline McCarthy on concertina for a special afternoon's performance of Irish traditional music to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge.
All Ages
(no booking required)

Saturday 21 March, 2pm – 3.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Galwaymen in the Great War
Join local historian and author, William Henry, as he recounts four fascinating stories of Galwaymen who fought in the Great War. Afterwards, why not take the time to share your own Great War story.
Age 12+

Saturday 28 March, 2pm – 3pm
TALK: The Long History of the Claddagh

Join local historian and author Adrian Martyn as he discusses the long history of the Claddagh fishing village from the visit of St Enda of Aran to the self-gioverend settlement that flourished into the early modern era.

Age 12+