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 [...]
'Old Salthill' by Tom Kenny Galway City Museum is delighted to announce the opening of ‘Old Salthill’, the second in a series of temporary exhibitions scheduled for 2018. The exhibition, curated by Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery was officially launched Thursday 19th April by Mayor Pearce Flannery. According to Tom Kenny “these photographs [...]
Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award Galway City Museum has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award. Fewer than 2% of attractions worldwide receive this award. The award is based on over 1 million reviews from 85 publications and recognizes the best attractions around the world. TripExpert takes a new approach [...]
The Aran Islands - Another World February 2018 Dubliner Bill Doyle (1926–2010) first visited the Aran Islands in 1964 and began to photograph the life of the islanders, capturing a way of life that has since virtually vanished. Doyle proclaimed himself a curious man, saying in an interview that “if there is a corner, I [...]
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