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.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY, 2015


Saturday 31 January, 11am – 12pm
TALK & WORKSHOP: St. Brigid's Crosses
Join Brendan McGowan, Education & Outreach Officer, to learn about some of the folklore and traditions associated with St. Brigid and her feast day, and afterwards have a go at making the various types of Brigid's crosses.
Family / Age 8+ (parents to assist younger children)

Saturday 31 January, 2pm – 3pm
TALK & WORKSHOP: St. Brigid's Crosses
Join Brendan McGowan, Education & Outreach Officer, to learn about some of the folklore and traditions associated with St. Brigid and her feast day, and afterwards have a go at making the various types of Brigid's crosses.
Adult

Thursday 5 February, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: Spirits of Galway
Galway is a city filled with fascinating tales and legends. Join local historian and author, Peadar O’Dowd, as he relates some from his latest book, The Spirits of Galway. These include “The Glumock in Shantalla”, “Menlo Fire”; “County Jail Encounters”; and another regarding a rather strange meeting in An Taibhdhearc.
Adult

Saturday 7 February, 2pm – 3pm
WORKSHOP: Recruitment Posters of the Great War
More than 200,000 Irishmen served in the British army during the Great War of 1914 to 1918 of whom more than 30,000 were killed. Join Brendan McGowan, Education & Outreach Officer, to learn about the techniques used in recruitment posters to persuade Irishmen to enlist. Afterwards design your own poster.
Age 14 – 18

Thursday 12 February, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: A Brief History of Eyre Square
In 1712, Mayor Edward Eyre of Galway gifted a plot of land, situated outside of the town’s walls, to Galway Corporation. Some 300 years later this important civic space still bears his family name. Join Brendan McGowan, Education & Outreach Officer, for an illustrated history of Eyre Square, its buildings and monuments.
Adult

Saturday 14 February, 11am – 1pm
PERFORMANCE: Music for All #1
Galway Music Residency presents a 3-part concert series – “Music for All” featuring performances from classical string quartets to wind soloists to traditional musicians throughout the museum. The first concert features the Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet and pan-flutist Iulian Pusca, winner of the prestigious Irish Freemasons’ Young Musician of the Year 2012.
All Ages (no booking required)

Thursday 19 February, 11am – 12.30pm
ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP: Get to know ... Neolithic Farmers
How did Ireland's first farmers live? Local archaeologist Anne Carey tells the story of life in Neolithic Ireland with activities including pottery production and grain grinding.
Age 7 – 12

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)