CORRIB TALK & TRAIL: Local History, Legends and Folktales

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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!

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For National Heritage Week 2022 Galway City Museum will host a series of daily one-hour talks from Tuesday 16 August to Saturday 20 August, 12pm to 1pm, about the local history, legends and folktales of the River Corrib.  Afterwards, participants will be given a 4.5km Walking Trail, developed by Galway City Museum, to encourage further exploration beyond the museum walls of the city banks of the River Corrib.  This event is suitable for ages 10+ and admission is free.

Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland. It separates the fertile limestone plains of east Galway from the lake-strewn bogs and rugged mountains of Connemara in the west. The lake is connected to Galway Bay by a short, yet powerful, body of water today known as the River Corrib. The sound of the river as it rushes towards the sea is, and always has been, the soundtrack to life in Galway.

IMAGE: The fearsome black dog, known as the ‘gliomach’, that is said to reside beneath Galway’s Wolfe Tone Bridge, by artist Sadie Cramer.


For further details or to make a booking, please contact the Museum on (091) 532460 or by email at


Coming soon…

An online exhibition on ‘Local History, Legends and Folktales of the Corrib’ will feature later in the year on the NEW Galway City Museum website which is currently under development thanks to funding from the Heritage Council’s Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022.  The new website will be launched in September, making museum content more widely accessible for learning and enjoyment!




For Galway Interational Arts Festival, Galway City Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, both Sunday's 12pm - 5pm and Monday 18 July, 10am - 5pm.  Admission is FREE!
Galleries close at 4.45pm

N.B. After the festival the museum will resume normal opening times:
OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, CLOSED Sunday and Monday.
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