With more than 100 scheduled events per annum, 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 evening lectures. Download a copy of our current programme HERE or pick up a hardcopy from the museum.
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Eva Goore-Booth (1870-1926)
December 8, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Jamie Canavan, IRC-funded PhD student at NUI Galway, explores the life and legacy of the Celtic Revival poet and dramatist Eva Gore-Booth, younger sister of Constance de Markievicz and a committed suffragist and labour activist.
1918 was a landmark year for women in Ireland and Britain, with legislation beginning the process of their inclusion in politics. Famously, in December 1918, Constance de Markievicz became the first women elected to the British House of Commons, only to abstain from taking her seat as a member of Sinn Féin. To mark the centenary of this pivotal year in women’s history, Galway City Museum is hosting a series of monthly lectures – curated by Dr James Curry and supported by the Moore Institute, NUI, Galway – on Markievicz and seven other ‘Modern Irishwomen’.