Keepers of the Gael / Caomhnóirí na nGael An exciting, new, multi-media exhibition that is now open at Galway City Museum. This exhibition explores aspects of Gaelic culture and society in Ireland through the lens of the learned families of historians, lawyers, physicians, poets and musicians who served Gaelic and English ruling families in Ireland [...]
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A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty The Claddagh village, which lends its name to the famous ring, developed on the western shore of the mouth of the River Corrib, outside the walls of medieval Galway. It derives its name from the Irish word cladach, meaning ‘a foreshore’. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this village [...]
The Galway City Museum Environmental Upgrade works are currently underway. This project has been part-funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Tá an tionscadal seo páirt-mhaoinithe ag An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta
Easter Opening Hours Closed Good Friday 19th April Open Saturday 20th April.....................10am - 5pm Open Easter Sunday 21st April............12pm - 5pm Closed Monday 22nd April Open Tuesday 23rd April......................10am - 5pm Happy Easter from all at Galway City Museum!
What is sustainable living? Creative Ireland are funding a series of interactive workshops and talks taking place in Galway City Museum and Westside Library over the next six weeks from 23 March to 11 May 2019. The aim of the series is to give participants practical tips on how to adopt a more sustainable model [...]
Galway Markets (1870s - 1930s) Galway City Museum announces a brand new exhibition about the Galway Markets - a much celebrated aspect of life in Galway down through the years. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Galway was an important market town where people from the surrounding districts came to buy and sell produce. [...]
"Mise Pádraic Ó Conaire" An important collection of letters from the mid-1920s concerning the Irish-language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire has been kindly donated to Galway City Museum by the Galway Technical Institute (GTI) on the ninetieth anniversary of the writer’s death. The letters relate to Ó Conaire’s time as an Irish language teacher at GTI, [...]
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 [...]
'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 [...]