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Saturday 18 March, 2.30pm – 3.30pm ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Proud Lynches The 'Proud' Lynches were the most powerful and influential of the fourteen Galway tribes, producing 84 mayors – entrepreneurs, fraudsters, explorers and slaves – between 1484 and 1654. Join Adrian Martyn, author of The Tribes of Galway: 1124-1642 (2016), as he discusses the 'Tribes of Galway' with a special focus on this illustrious family. Age 12+

Seven Virtues of the Rising by Pádraic Ó Conaire

Events Guide

The Lynch Memorial

Saturday 25 March, 11am – 1pm PERFORMANCE: 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music The Galway Music Residency in collaboration with the Galway City Museum presents 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music. This series sees the Galway’s ConTempo Quartet join forces with some of Ireland’s young classical, contemporary and Irish traditional artists on the rise. The musicians will fill the museum with beautiful sounds for music lovers of all ages to enjoy. All Ages

January to March 2017

Factory workers posing with shells, 1917. Courtesy of Tom Kenny

Saturday 4 March, 2.30pm – 3.30pm ILLUSTRATED TALK: Ó Conaire & the Revolution Born by the Galway docks in 1882, Pádraic Ó Conaire joined the Irish Volunteers and, it seems, the Irish Republican Brotherhood while working as a civil servant in London. In 1918, he published the first important fictional response to the Easter Rising, Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach (Seven Virtues of the Rising). Join Brendan McGowan, Education Officer, to learn more about the man and his work. Age 12+ Saturday 11 March, 11am – 12.30pm WORKSHOP: Ireland’s Marine Mammals In association with the Galway Atlantaquaria and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), learn about the variety of marine mammals found in Irish waters. Examine whale bones and investigate the different feeding methods of baleen and toothed whales. Explore the journeys marine mammals make along our coast and create a seal or whale painting. Age 7 – 12

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How to Book:

Contact:

For further information or to make a booking please contact Galway City Museum on (091) 532460. Please note the following: • Events are FREE of charge unless otherwise stated and all materials are supplied. • Events must be booked in advance (except where stated). • Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. • Please ensure you arrive in advance of the start time, otherwise your place may be reallocated. • If you have booked and are unable to attend please contact the museum as soon as possible so that your place may be reallocated.

Tel: (091) 532460 Email: museum@galwaycity.ie Website: www.galwaycitymuseum.ie

Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway City.

Photo by Kelvin Gilmore

Mailing List: If you wish to join our mailing list please contact the museum on (091) 532460 or email: museum@galwaycity.ie

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday (summer only), 12pm to 5pm Admission Free.

Children’s Activity Sheet: Activity sheets for children in English and Irish - My Favourite Object / An Rud Is Fearr Liom - are available from Reception.

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He was Galway by Jackie Uí Chionna

Saturday 7 January, 12pm – 1pm GUIDED TOUR: The Revolution in a Dozen Objects Join Brendan McGowan, Education Officer, for a tour of the Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 exhibition as he highlights 12 fascinating objects and shares their stories, giving an insight into this turbulent period of Irish history. Ages 10+

February

Galway Civic Sword & Mace

Saturday 4 February, 11am – 11.50am WORKSHOP: A Sailing We Will Go … Using the museum's waterside location and sea science and maritime exhibitions as inspiration, join artist Jane Hayes for this creative hands-on workshop, during which parent and toddler will undertake an inspirational sea journey. Age 1 – 4 Saturday 4 February, 12pm – 1pm GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Beginning with an overview – literally – of the City, Corrib and Claddagh, discover the fascinating history and folklore behind a selection of objects at Galway City Museum, including the rare Penfold postbox, the controversial statue of Ó Conaire and the well-travelled Galway civic sword and mace. Age 8+

Michael Davitt (1846-1906). Courtesy of Library of Congress

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Saturday 25 February, 11am – 1pm PERFORMANCE: 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music The Galway Music Residency in collaboration with the Galway City Museum presents 3 Saturdays: 3 Kinds of Music. This series sees the Galway’s ConTempo Quartet join forces with some of Ireland’s young classical, contemporary and Irish traditional artists on the rise. The musicians will fill the museum with beautiful sounds for music lovers of all ages to enjoy. All Ages

Saturday 18 February, 2.30pm – 4.30pm TALK/SREENING: Chasing Michael Davitt Chasing Michael Davitt a film documentary by singer/ musician Dónal Maguire and film maker Paul Vernon Lydiate. Based on the life of the 19th century Irish politician Michael Davitt (1846−1906), this screening will take you on a musical journey through his life as agrarian agitator, founder of the Irish National Land League and Home Rule advocate. Age 12+

The Tribes of Galway by Adrian Martyn

Saturday 14 January, 12pm – 1pm GUIDED TOUR: Museum Highlights Beginning with an overview – literally – of the City, Corrib and Claddagh, discover the fascinating history and folklore behind a selection of objects at Galway City Museum, including the rare Penfold postbox, the controversial statue of Ó Conaire and the well-travelled Galway civic sword and mace. Age 8+

Friday 24 February, 2pm – 3.30pm MIDTERM WORKSHOP: Learning from the Past … Clothing People have come up with ingenious ways to use natural materials to make beautifully crafted clothing. Join archaeologist Anne Carey to learn about how clothing was made in prehistoric and medieval times and have a go at weaving, knitting and sewing. Age 7 – 12

ConTempo Quartet. Courtesy of Galway Music Residency

Saturday 28 January, 2.30pm – 3.30pm TALK/SCREENING: Why Galway? Galway is home to artists and creative people from all over the world. But why did they decide to move here, and to stay here, and what do they think of Galway now? Join film-maker Tomás Conway as he introduces this charming and original film in which these questions are put to four celebrated Galway resident artists: Andrew Flynn (Ireland), Claire-Louise Bennett (England), Harriet Leander (Finland) and Joe Boske (Germany). Age 12+

Saturday 11 February, 2.30pm – 3.30pm ILLUSTRATED TALK: Máirtín Mór McDonogh & the Galway Shell Factory By 1917, National Shell Factories were established in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Galway. The first shell produced in Galway, dated 12 February 1917, was dedicated to local businessman Máirtín Mór McDonogh. Join Jackie Uí Chionna, author of He was Galway: Máirtín Mór McDonogh, 1860–1934 (2016), as she discusses Máirtín Mór in the context of the Great War and Easter Rising, and his role in the establishment of the Galway shell factory. Age 12+

Starfish. Courtesy of Atlantaquaria

January

Saturday 21 January, 2.30pm – 3.30pm ILLUSTRATED TALK: City of the Tribes Galway is known as the 'City of the Tribes', named after the fourteen merchant families – Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, Darcy, Deane, Font, French, Joyce, Kirwin, Lynch, Martin, Morris and Skerrett – who controlled the medieval town. Join Adrian Martyn, author of The Tribes of Galway: 1124-1642 (2016), to find out about these tribes and why the city is named in their honour. Ages 12+

Thursday 23 February, 11am – 12.30pm MIDTERM WORKSHOP: Irish Marine Wonders Ever wanted to know more about Ireland's marine diversity? Join team members from Galway Atlantaquaria to learn about some of the animals and plants that live in the ocean around Ireland. Examine a range of biofacts and seaweeds, carry out a squid dissection and design your own camouflaged animal. Age 7 – 12 Thursday 23 February, 2pm – 3.30pm MIDTERM WORKSHOP: Learning from the Past … Weapons Join archaeologist Anne Carey to learn about weaponry in prehistory and the medieval period and have a go making your own bow and a medieval trebuchet, a giant sling for hurling missiles used during siege warfare. Age 7 – 12 Friday 24 February 11am – 12.30pm MIDTERM WORKSHOP: Caring for our Oceans Join team members from Galway Atlantaquaria to learn about marine litter, over-fishing and how the ocean’s water quality is being affected by people. Explore what you can do to help protect our ocean, make water filters, examine the effects of ocean acidification and design a Save our Ocean poster. Age 7 – 12

March Saturday 4 March, 11am – 11.50am WORKSHOP: A Sailing We Will Go … Using the museum's waterside location and sea science and maritime exhibitions as inspiration, join artist Jane Hayes for this creative hands-on workshop, during which parent and toddler will undertake an inspirational sea journey. Age 1 – 4

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Events Guide for Galway City Museum (Jan. to Mar. 2017)