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.
Saturday 17 November, 11am – 4pm In 2014, the museum began its commemoration of the Great War with an exhibition on Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Morris (1872-1914) from Spiddal, which included a posthumous portrait of Morris by William Orpen. To mark the centenary anniversary of the armistice, the museum is hosting a one-day intermediate-level portrait painting [...]Find out more
The medieval monastic complex at Annaghdown, on the shores of Lough Corrib, is traditionally attributed to St Brendan of Clonfert and became the see of a diocese for a time from c. 1188-9. Join archaeologist Richard Crumlish as he tells the story of this important site and shares some of his recent discoveries. Age [...]Find out more
Join Dr. Marie Bourke, museum, cultural and art historian and formerly of the National Gallery of Ireland, in an illustrated talk about a number of Irish artists, including William Orpen, John Lavery, Harry Clarke and William Conor, who recorded aspects of the Great War. Age 12+Find out more
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 [...]Find out more
On 14 December 1918, voters across Ireland and Britain went to the polls with the result that Sinn Féin, led by many veterans of the 1916 Rising, swept aside the Irish Parliamentary Party and declared Irish independence. Join Dr Conor McNamara, historian and author of War & Revolution in the West of Ireland: Galway, 1913–1922, [...]Find out more
Return home is a dance performance lecture that shares a year-long international investigation in researching the language of home. The journey made in this investigation will be shared through a series of dance poems and video. Audience engagement will be embedded in the structure. Supported by Dance Ireland, Leitrim Sculpture Centre and Galway Dance Project. AdultsFind out more
Join Bernadette Divilly, choreographer and dance movement therapist, in a workshop where participants will have an opportunity to investigate and share their current language for home through movement and word in any language. This workshop will include some contemplative dance practice and contact improv. AdultsFind out more