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WHEN THE late photographer Bill Doyle first visited the Aran Islands in 1964 and began to photograph the local people, he was capturing a way of life that has since vanished.
Today, Thursday November 9, the Galway City Museum officially celebrates its 10th anniversary and, by any measure it has been a decade of success. Annual visitor numbers have risen from 16,000 in its first year to 216,000 last year. The museum has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and it meets all 34 requirements in the Heritage Council’s rigorous Museums Standards Programme.
The Western Family History Association will be in the Galway City Museum this Saturday to provide free family history and genealogy advice for members of the public starting or struggling with their research.
In 1917, the Irish artist William Orpen was appointed an official war artist and sent to the Western Front with a strict brief from the British War Office as to who and what he was to paint.
IN 1917, the Irish artist William Orpen was appointed an official war artist and sent to the Western Front with a strict brief from the British War Office as to who and what he was to paint.
IN MAY 1922, a bronze memorial statue to Lord Dunkellin, which had stood in Eyre Square for almost 50 years, was pulled from its pedestal and dumped into the River Corrib. It disappeared overnight and has never resurfaced.
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A LECTURE on the Galway women who built bombs for the British Army in WWI in the Galway munitions factory, and a film screening on the life nad work of Michael Davitt, will both take place in the Galway City Museum.
THE ULSTER Protestant who rejected unionism in favour of Irish nationalism, and how Irish artists have interpreted the Easter Rising and WWI, will be the subject of public talks at the Galway City Museum.