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Ceannt Plaque Unveiled at Galway City Museum

Commemorative Plaque 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade On Thursday 27 September 2018 the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade 1916 Relatives Group, Cumann Gaolta 1916 presided over the unveiling of a Commemorative Plaque at Galway City Museum. The plaque, cast in bronze, is dedicated to the members of the 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, including the women of Cumann na [...]

Ceannt Plaque Unveiled at Galway City Museum2018-10-02T12:50:41+00:00

New exhibition launched!

'Tom Molineaux (1784-1818), the slave who fought his way to freedom' In the summer of 1818, an African-American bare-knuckle prize fighter by the name of Tom Molineaux was discovered sick and destitute on the streets of Galway. Aged just 34, the washed-up fighter was given shelter in the band room of the Shambles Barracks in [...]

New exhibition launched!2018-07-30T12:47:29+00:00

‘Old Salthill’ Exhibition Now Open!

'Old Salthill' by Tom Kenny Galway City Museum is delighted to announce the opening of ‘Old Salthill’, the second in a series of temporary exhibitions scheduled for 2018.  The exhibition, curated by Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery was officially launched Thursday 19th April by Mayor Pearce Flannery. According to Tom Kenny “these photographs [...]

‘Old Salthill’ Exhibition Now Open!2018-04-23T12:51:30+00:00

Winner of 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award Galway City Museum has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award. Fewer than 2% of attractions worldwide receive this award. The award is based on over 1 million reviews from 85 publications and recognizes the best attractions around the world. TripExpert takes a new approach [...]

Winner of 2018 Experts’ Choice Award2018-04-12T12:28:34+00:00

New Photographic Exhibition opens at Galway City Museum

The Aran Islands - Another World February 2018 Dubliner Bill Doyle (1926–2010) first visited the Aran Islands in 1964 and began to photograph the life of the islanders, capturing a way of life that has since virtually vanished. Doyle proclaimed himself a curious man, saying in an interview that “if there is a corner, I [...]

New Photographic Exhibition opens at Galway City Museum2018-07-03T22:31:44+00:00

Press Release – Takeover Day 2017

Young Travellers Take Over Museum https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2017/1117/920903-galway-museum/ Thursday 17/11/17 On Friday 17 November Galway City Museum was successfully taken over by a group of young travellers from Galway City for Takeover Day 2017.  This was the second year the museum has been involved in Takeover Day, a Kids in Museums initiative that celebrates young people’s contributions [...]

Press Release – Takeover Day 20172017-12-08T11:19:47+00:00

Press Release – 10th Anniversary Celebrations

A Decade of Success! Thursday 09/11/17 Here at Galway City Museum, we are 10 years old and proud to celebrate a decade of success since officially opening in 2007.  Galway City Museum, which is wholly funded by Galway City Council, was established by the Council to safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Galway. Led [...]

Press Release – 10th Anniversary Celebrations2017-11-30T11:59:38+00:00

Press Release – MSPI Award

MSPI AWARD - Highest Standard for Museums Dublin Castle 11/07/17 Galway City Museum is one of four museums that have just been officially awarded full accreditation under the Heritage Council's Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.  Dublin Castle State Apartments, Galway City Museum, Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, and Rathfarnham Castle achieved the highest standard in recognition of [...]

Press Release – MSPI Award2017-09-18T11:07:20+00:00

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