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 July to December 2014 click HERE.

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER, 2014

Saturday 30 August, 11am – 12.15pm
HERITAGE WEEK WORKSHOP: Harvest Knots

At harvest time, in some part of Ireland, men and women wove pieces of straw to make ornate harvest knots, which were then exchanged as love tokens. Join Tom Doyle to learn more about this custom and try your hand at making one.
Family Event / Age 7+


Saturday 30 August, 2pm – 3.15pm
HERITAGE WEEK WORKSHOP: Cailleach

There are many harvest superstitions associated with the cutting of the last sheaf, which was sometimes ornately woven to make a
cailleach, meaning 'hag'. Join Tom Doyle as he talks about traditions associated with the harvest and demonstrates how to fashion a cailleach using straw. Afterwards try your hand at making one.
Adult


Saturday 6 September,
11.30am – 1pm

DANCE WORKSHOP: Sean Nós Dance (beginners)
Join award-winning sean-nós dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara for an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to perform this traditional solo Irish dance. Emma will also demonstrate the brush and barrel dances.
Age 12+ & Adult

Saturday 6 September, 2pm – 3.30pm
DANCE WORKSHOP: Sean Nós Dance (intermediate)
Join award-winning sean-nós dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara for an introduction to the skills and techniques needed to perform this traditional solo Irish dance. Emma will also demonstrate the brush and barrel dances.
Age 12+ & Adult


Saturday 13 September, 2pm – 3.30pm

TALK: Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Civil
registration of all Irish births, marriages and deaths began, 150 years ago this year, on 1 January 1864. Join Gráinne Melia of the Galway Family History Society as she discusses the background to and uses of these genealogical sources.

Adult

CULTURE NIGHT

Friday 19 September, 5.30pm – 8pm
LECTURES: Sketches of Galway's Cultural History
Twelve historians will present short illustrated talks dealing with aspects of the cultural life of the city and county over the past four hundred years. This Culture Night event is curated and presented by Dr John Cunningham of the History Department at NUI, Galway. Galway City Museum will remain open to the public until 9pm.

Adult

Saturday 20 September, 2pm – 3pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK: A Virtual Walk through Medieval Galway
Based in Galway, RealSim create highly realistic three-dimensional simulations of the world around us. Join Robyn Mason of RealSim as she explains how the 1651 map of Galway has been brought to life using gaming technology and graphic design.
Age 12+

Wednesday 24 September, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Evans of Eton & the West
In conjunction with the International Heritage Conference, join Anne Hodge, National Gallery of Ireland, as she discusses English artist William Evans of Eton (1798-1877) and his watercolours of Galway City and Connemara painted in 1838 while on a visit to the West of Ireland.
Age 12+

Saturday 27 September
, 11am – 1pm
WORKSHOP: Bird Watching for Children

The Corrib river and estuary is home to thriving bird populations. Join Tom Cuffe to learn about the local birdlife and afterwards take a walk and along Nimmo's Pier to watch and identify birds (weather dependent).
Family Event / Age 7+ (with parent/guardian)


Saturday 27 September, 2pm – 4.30pm

TALK & SCREENING: From The Woods To The Water
Join Galway-based film-maker Tony Walsh of Tocar Productions as he introduces his new documentary – Scéal Croí An Cladaig: "From The Woods To The Water”. This unique visual journey captures the story of the first Galway Hooker of its class to be built in the city since the 1920s.
Age 12+