With more than 100 scheduled events per annum, Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and evening lectures. Download a copy of our current programme HERE or pick up a hardcopy from the museum.
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Badge, Brooch or Pin: a study of Cumann na mBan insignia, 1914-1923
September 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Founded in 1914 as a female auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan adopted a badge featuring a rifle intertwined with the letters ‘C na mB’. Join Paul Gosling, GMIT and Ailbhe Rogers, Maynooth University as they explore the origins and design of these badges from base-metal emblems of membership to mementos of service made from the finest materials.
If you happen to have a Cumann na mBan badge please bring it along with its story.