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

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

November & December Events

Saturday 26 November, 11.30pm – 12.30pm

1916: Ireland in Contemporary Art
was commissioned by art collector Larry Lamb as a way of exploring 1916 and the Easter Rising through contemporary Irish art. Join artist Alice Maher as she discusses the exhibition and her contribution, Remember Me: Scrimshaw on ostrich egg portrait of Alice Milligan, which commemorates poet, theatre producer and activist Alice Milligan (1866–1953).
Age 12+

Saturday 26 November, 2pm – 3pm

Join Marie Bourke as she discusses how various artists have interpreted the Easter Rising and Great War in paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The illustrated talk will focus on the fascinating and turbulent period 1900-1916, featuring images sourced from a wide range of private and public collections.

Saturday 3 December, 12pm – 1pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK: A Man Caught on the Wrong Side of Revolution

Originally from Co. Kilkenny, RIC Constable Patrick Whelan was stationed at the Eglinton St Barracks during Easter 1916. Described by one Volunteer as 'the most harmless man in the whole barracks', Whelan became the only fatality of the Galway Rising after a shootout between the RIC and local rebels. Join Eoin O'Neill as he tells the story of his life and death.

Age 12+

RIC Constable Jeremiah Mee

Saturday 3 December, 2pm – 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Man Behind the Mutiny
Originally from Williamstown, Co Galway, RIC Constable Jeremiah Mee was stationed in Listowel in June 1920 when he and 13 others refused to be reassigned to rural barracks. What happened next became known as the Listowel Mutiny. Join Damien Don
nellan as he discusses the life of Jeremiah Mee and the story behind the mutiny.
Age 12+


Saturday 10 & 17 December, 10.30am – 12pm
ART CLASS: Paper Cut Tapestry

Poland is renowned for its traditional paper cuts, or cut-out art. Fundacja Bardzo Ładnie (Very Nice Foundation) presents a two-week, cut-out art class in which participants will cut patterns inspired by Polish folk art and create a giant, coloured tapestry. Participants must be available to attend both classes.

Age 7+

Saturday 10 December, 2pm – 4pm
CRAFT WORKSHOP: Christmas Decorations in Felt

Join crafts person Aleksandra Kolek to learn how to create your own Christmas tree decorations using needle-felting techniques. Needles and materials provided.
Age 12+