Press Release – Polish Independence Day

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Polish Independence Day in Galway

Candle lit concert of Polish patriotic songs, folk paper cut-outs workshops, demonstrations of scout skills, tasting of Polish cuisine and other surprises. This is how Bardzo Ładnie Foundation in cooperation with the Polish Scouts in Galway intends to celebrate Polish Independence Day in Galway City Museum.

Independence Day is really special for every Polish. November 11 is a holiday of freedom, joy and hope for the future.To give the Poles living in Ireland a unique experience and also bring Polish tradition and history closer to Irish people, the organizers have planned a concert of patriotic songs, which is going to be a journey through the Polish history, starting from the days of slavery, through World War I, until the present day.

The concert including such flagship Polish songs as “Rota”, “Legiony” and “Mury” by Jacek Kaczmarski will be held on November 11 at 06:00 pm at the courtyard of Galway City Museum. This wonderful occasion to celebrate will take place under the cover of the night, in the light of torches  and lanterns. Thanks to specially prepared songbooks with lyrics in Polish and English, audience would also participate in the event.

Watch out because it is not the end of celebrations! On November 12 from 10:00 am till 02:00 pm in the building of Galway City Museum there will be open, free day for families. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in the folk paper cut-outs workshop and to admire Polish folk art. Furthermore, Polish scouts have prepared a special show of their skills, including knot tying. Children who would come to the museum with their parents, will be able to design cotton bags with prints of famous Poles, such as Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Copernicus, Frederic Chopin.

An additional attraction will be specially prepared for the occasion menu inspired by Polish cuisine in the popular and well-liked restaurant The Kitchen Café.


Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday

Visitors will have access to both the ground floor and first floor galleries.  The second floor will remain closed until the new Sea Science exhibition works have been completed.  Admission remains FREE but TICKETS will be an essential requirement. By clicking BOOK TICKET on this page, visitors can choose from one of four daily time slots, 10am; 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets will need to be presented as a printout OR on your mobile phone at the main entrance.  Visitors are asked to review the museum’s reopening guidelines on Eventbrite when making their booking.

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