Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!
ILLUSTRATED TALK: The 1918 Conscription Crisis in Co. Galway
April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
In April 1918, as the Great War dragged on, the British Government attempted to impose conscription (military draft) in Ireland. The move was strongly opposed by trade unions, the Catholic Church and all nationalist parties. Join Dr Conor McNamara, NUI Galway, as he discusses the crisis and its far-reaching implications, with particular reference to Galway.