What’s On

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.

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Saturday 19 October, 10.30am to 12pm

DISPLAY: Galway’s Harp-Makers

The harp is Ireland’s national instrument. To celebrate National Harp Day/Lá na Cruite, drop in and see a display of ancient and modern Irish harps made in Co. Galway by harp-makers Callan Harps, Eriu Harps and Paul Dooley.

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)


Saturday 19 October, 12pm to 1pm

PERFORMANCE: Harp Student Concert

Harp students of all ages and levels take to the stage to demonstrate Ireland’s unique harping heritage.

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)


Saturday 19 October, 2pm to 3pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK & RECITAL: The Manuscripts of Patrick O’Neill

Join Kathleen Loughnane as she discusses the manuscripts of music collector Patrick O’Neill (1765-1832), which give an insight into the eclectic range of popular music in south Tipperary/Kilkenny in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

As places are limited, advance booking is advised – call the museum on (091) 532460.

Suitable for age 12+


Saturday 19 October, 3pm to 4.30pm

PERFORMANCE: A Celebration of Irish Harping

In association with Cruit Éireann, the Galway harping community celebrate Ireland’s national instrument with a concert including Paul Dooley, Kathleen Loughnane, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Floriane Blancke and more!

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)


Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
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