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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As part of the Modern Irishwomen lecture series, Dr James Curry sheds light on Maeve Cavanagh MacDowell (1878-1960), Gaelic Leaguer and member of Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army. On the eve of the Easter Rising, she was described by James Connolly as ‘the fair poetess of the Revolution’. Age 12+ Modern Irishwomen [...]Find out more
Founded by Henry Stratford Persse in the early nineteenth century, Persse’s Distillery became one of Galway’s most successful industries, producing as much 400,000 proof gallons of whiskey a year by the 1880s. The success of the business extended beyond the walls of the distillery ensuring employment for many other supplier industries. Join local historian William [...]Find out more
Join boxing historian Patrick Myler as he discusses the life, legend and legacy of the African-American bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux who died destitute in Galway on 4 August 1818. Aged only thirty-four, it was a tragic end for a man who had fought in the first ever world heavyweight title fight less than a decade [...]Find out more
As part of the Modern Irishwomen lecture series, historian and author, Sinéad McCoole explores the life and legacy of the revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and politician Constance de Markievicz (1868-1927). Having had her death sentence commuted following the Easter Rising, she later became the first woman elected to the British House of Commons. Age 12+ Modern [...]Find out more