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: www.maudhand.com
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
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
This webpage has been funded by the Heritage Council under the Heritage Education, Communications & Outreach Grants Scheme, 2010