Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Calendar of Events

NB: 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 or download our full programme of events and exhibitions for July - December 2016 click HERE.

September & October

Saturday 24 September, 12pm – 1.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Galway Three in a Row, 1966

On 25 September 1966, Galway defeated Meath by 1-10 to 0-7 in the All-Ireland football final to clinch a famous three-in-a-row. Join sports pundit Jim Carney (and special guests) as he recalls this momentous sporting achievement. Make sure to wear your Galway colours. Other exciting golden jubilee events to follow … watch this space!
Age 12+

Saturday 1 October, 2pm – 3:30pm

TALKS: International Sea Stories: Marine Themes in World Literature (Babel 2016)

As part of its annual public lecture series ‘Babel’, members of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, NUIG present a series of short talks on nautical themes in fiction, including 'Biblical Sea Monsters and their Significance in The Voyage of Saint Brendan'.

Age 12+

Saturday 1 October, 3:30pm – 4pm
PERFORMANCE: Songs of the Sea (Babel 2016)

As part of its annual public lecture series ‘Babel’ the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, NUIG present a gallery performance of songs of the sea.
All Ages (no booking required)


Saturday 1 October, from 4pm
DISPLAY: Hookers on the Corrib (Babel 2016)

Bádóirí an Chladaigh Teo. presents a display of restored Galway Hooker boats at the mouth of the River Corrib. At 4.30pm, there will be a short sailing trip through the Claddagh Basin (weather permitting). As space is limited, preference will be given to those who booked for the 2pm talk, and then on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Ages


Thursday 6 October, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: The Revolution in Galway in a Dozen Objects

Join Brendan McGowan, Galway City Museum, for a gallery tour of the Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 exhibition as he highlights 12 fascinating objects and shares their stories, giving an insight into this turbulent period of Irish history.

Adult


Saturday 8 October, 12pm – 1pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Making of Inequality

In conjunction with Mná 2016, join Dr. Maryann Valiulis, former director of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, TCD, as she discusses the transition from the Proclamation of the Republic with its promises of equality to the establishment of inequality in the Irish Free State.
Age 12+

Saturday 8 October, 2pm – 3pm
TALK: City of the Tribes
Galway is known as the 'City of the Tribes', so named after the fourteen merchant families – Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, Darcy, Deane, Font, French, Joyce, Kirwin, Lynch, Martin, Morris and Skerrett – which dominated the commercial and administrative life of the medieval town. Join local historian Adrian Martyn, author of The Tribes of Galway, 1124-1642 (2016), to find out about these tribes and why the city is named in their honour.

Age 12+

Thursday 13 October, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916-2016: Remembering,
Reflecting & Reimagining

Join Dr Mark McCarthy, GMIT, as he remembers and reflects widely upon the archaeologies, histories, geographies, memories and heritages of the story of 1916. The lecture will end by asking: how can we re-imagine the future for coming generations by constructing a meaningful legacy of the centenary anniversary?
Adult


Saturday 15 October
, 10.30am – 12pm
WORKSHOP:
Collage Making

Fundacja Bardzo Ładnie (Very Nice Foundation) presents a two-week, collage-making workshop in which participants will be inspired by two Polish artists; realist painter Józef Chełmoński (1849-1914) and his work Babie Lato (Indian Summer) and the avant-garde artist, Henry Stażewski (1894-1988).
Age 7+


Saturday 15 October, 2pm – 4.30pm

PERFORMANCE: Remembering Éamonn Ceannt
This year Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) celebrate the sixth year of International Uilleann Piping Day. Join Tommy Keane and other local musicians to celebrate the musical life of Éamonn Ceannt, the Galway-born signatory of the Proclamation, who was a himself a master piper.
All Ages (no booking required)


Thursday 20 October, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: Reactions to Revolution: The experience of Galway policemen, 1913-23

Join Cormac Ó Comhraí, historian and author of Revolution in Connacht (2013) and Sa Bhearna Bhaoil: Gaillimh 1913-23 (2015), as he discusses the impact of revolution on Galway policemen and the impact of Galway policemen on the revolution.
Adult


Saturday 22 October
, 10.30am – 12pm
WORKSHOP:
Collage Making

Fundacja Bardzo Ładnie (Very Nice Foundation) presents a two-week, collage-making workshop in which participants will be inspired by two Polish artists; realist painter Józef Chełmoński (1849-1914) and his work Babie Lato (Indian Summer) and the avant-garde artist, Henry Stażewski (1894-1988).
Age 7+

Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm

TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry

The 1916 Rising is often referred to as a ‘poet’s revolution’. Taking this as her starting point, poet Emily Cullen will introduce the work of international poets of revolution – historic and contemporary – including Anna Akhmatova, Vaclav Havel, Osip Mandelstam and Rafeef Ziadah. Galway-based Albanian poet Ndrek Gjini, who lived through the oppressive Enver Hoxha regime in the 1980s, will also read from his work.
Age 15+


Thursday 27 October, 7pm – 8pm
EVENING LECTURE: Liam Mellows & the Revolution in Galway

In 1915, Liam Mellows was sent to Galway to reorganise the Irish Volunteers. A year later, he led between 500 and 700 Galwaymen during Easter Week. Join Shirley Wrynn (PhD Candidate, GMIT) as she discusses Mellows, his role during the Rising and his escape to Co. Clare and, eventually, the US.
Adult


Saturday 29 October, 2pm – 3pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Galway, from Medieval Borough to Modern City
Join Paul Walsh, archaeologist with the National Monument Service, for a fascinating insight into origins and development of Galway. A native of Galway, Paul is the author of Discover Galway (2001), co-editor of Archaeological Investigations In Galway City, 1987-1998 (2004) and co-author of Galway c. 1200 to c. 1900: from medieval borough to modern city (2015).
Age 12+