A Galway Wedding in 1900 by Róisín Miles

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Annie Woods of Bayview, Salthill married Benjamin Shorten in the Wesleyan Church, Victoria Place, off Eyre Square, Galway on 5 June 1900. Having been kept in the family for many years, Annie’s granddaughter kindly donated her wedding dress and accessories to Galway City Museum in 2019. Recently, the Heritage Council has awarded funding to the Museum, under its Community Heritage Grant Scheme, to conserve the Annie Woods Collection.

In this video Textile Conservator, Róisín Miles talks about the Woods and Shorten families, Annie’s wedding dress and accessories, and the work being undertaken to conserve the collection.

Suitable Ages 12+

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