Press Release – IHTA exhibition launched by President Higgins

/Press Release – IHTA exhibition launched by President Higgins

Press Release – IHTA exhibition launched by President Higgins

Major launch by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

We have had a very exciting few weeks here at Galway City Museum particularly with the visit of our esteemed President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins for the launch of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas: Galway /Gailimh, Series 28 created by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh. The publication and supporting exhibition produced by the Royal Irish Academy were launched on Tuesday 1st November 2016. It is a wonderful display of maps, plans and views tracing the topographical development of Galway city from its origins as a medieval borough and seaport. The exhibition runs in the museum foyer until January 2017 and the publication is available in all good book stores.


ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)


Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing

We look forward to welcoming you back!
The Museum Team
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