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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Feasting and drinking were an important element of the cultural practices of elite Gaelic society between 1200 and 1600 AD. A four-handled drinking vessel called a ‘mether’ was passed so that guests could share in its contents. Join archaeologist Dr Elizabeth Gray as she discuss medieval drinking feasts and afterwards visit the Keepers of the Gael exhibition [...]Find out more
In the medieval period, Irish scribes produced books of astonishing beauty – such as the Book of Kells – that became the gold standard of European illuminated manuscripts. Join Kevin Honan for an overview of early Irish manuscripts and some contemporary work by Irish calligraphers. As places are limited, advance booking is advised - call the [...]Find out more
Founded by St Francis of Assisi (c. 1181–1226), the Franciscan order arrived in Ireland in the thirteenth century. Following an initial period of growth, a renewed phase of friary construction took place in the fifteenth century, with the support of the Gaelic and Gaelicised communities. Join Dr Yvonne McDermott as she discusses the Franciscans in medieval [...]Find out more
Until the mid-twentieth century, women in the West commonly wore the traditional the lightweight knitted or crocheted everyday shawl and the heavier loom-woven so-called ‘Galway shawl’. Join fashion-designer Lou Brennan as she discusses the shawl in a west of Ireland context. Afterwards, bring along your own Galway shawl and share its story. As places are [...]Find out more