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Rising Beyond encapsulates Galway life over the past hundred years

An innovative project comprising an exhibition and book, which is forming part of the local Easter Rising centenary celebrations in 2016, has been launched.

The Athy Doorway

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The Athy family are of great antiquity in Galway. They were originally Anglo-Norman, but on coming here, they quickly became one of the original Tribes. Their estates were mainly in the Oranmore area, they owned the Rinville Estate. They are credited with being the first family to erect a stone building in the city in the 13th century. Castles associated with the family through the years are Ballylee, Carrigín, Glinsk, Castletown, Rinville, Claregalway, Ardmullivan, De Bermingham’s, Aughnanure, and Castledaly.

Your museum needs your help in telling the story of revolutionary Galway

Galway City Museum needs your help to tell Galway’s revolutionary story in a new exhibition entitled Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923, due to open in Spring 2016.  This exhibition offers Galway people the chance to have their story told alongside the national story that we are already so familiar with.  The Revolutionary years leading up to the Easter Rising of 1916 through to the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War had a major impact on the shaping of modern Ireland. What part did Galway play? What steered ordinary Irish people on the path towards Irish Nationalism? 

O Conaire statue — an icon that straddles old and new Galway

Even though parents and grandparents would have you believe that there was no gallivanting in their days and that there was no sex in Ireland before Wanderly Wagon, there isn’t a house in Ireland that doesn’t have a fading greying naturally sepia-tic photograph of Granny draped erotically around the shoulders of Padraic O Conaire, the statue, not the man. 

Palestinian artists exhibit at Galway City Museum

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“THIS EXHIBITION is a very important artistic event through which we hope to provide an authentic picture of cultural life in Gaza.”

Storytelling at Galway City Museum

The Galway City Museum will hold a storytelling and storymaking event for families with the Scottish born writer and storyteller Rab Swannock Fulton.

Museum’s maritime exhibition opens today

Uisce agus Beatha, an exhibition of old photographs and maritime objects opens this afternoon at the Galway City Museum.

Learn origami at Galway City Museum

The Galway City Museum will hold classes for children as well as teens and adults on origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, this Saturday.

Social surrealism at the Galway City Museum

CHRIS ORR, Social Surrealist, is the title of a new exhibition which is currently on show in the Galway City Museum.

Learn about Irish proverbs at the city museum

The Galway City Museum will hold a public talk about Irish Seanfhocail, or proverbs, this Saturday at 2pm.

 

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