Galway City Museum
Fáilte chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe

Listen and Learn

Galway City Museum with the support of the Heritage Council organised a series of cultural events, aimed at celebrating aspects of the history and heritage of Galway City and County. The series was called Gaillimh Abú; Gaillimh being the Irish for 'Galway', and Abú roughly translating a 'Hooray!'

The events series comprised of talks, art and craft workshops, film screenings, music performance and storytelling, with a focus on what makes Galway special. Selected events were recorded and are being made available here to listen to or to download.

The audio for these podcasts was produced for GCM by Maud Hand of Hand Around the World Productions:

Pádraic Ó Conaire:
Man & Statue

Pádraic Ó Conaire, born in Galway City in 1882, is highly regarded as one of the greatest modern writers in the Irish language. Here writer, actor and director Diarmuid de Faoite shares some personal insights into Pádraic and his writings. Read More

Seanfhocail na Gaeilge
(Irish Proverbs)

Proverbs are warnings, advice, jokes and observations. They transmit the wisdom and humour of age and experience to the young. Here Breandán Ó Heaghra of the Galway City Museum shares some traditional words of wisdom. Read More

How English Came to Be

Ireland is famed throughout the world for the art of storytelling. The seancaithe (tradition bearers) and scéalaí (strytellers) passed the old stories down through the generations. Here Galway native Niall de Búrca tells how a vegetable, a knife, and a missed appointment led to the creation of one of the world's greatest languages. Read More

Funded by This webpage has been funded by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Education, Communications & Outreach Grants Scheme, 2010