Events from County Galway

“Seeds that grew the tree” Winter Lecture Series

When: Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

The years between 2013 and 2023 commemorate the centenaries of some of the most important events in our history that have served to define us as a nation and as a people. The Decade of Centenaries initiative includes events such as the Dublin Lockout, the Great War, the Easter 1916 Rising, the first Dáil, the War of Independence, the signing of The Anglo-Irish Treaty and the ensuing Civil War. These events have touched most communities in Ireland as each are commemorated locally to recall and remember great people and great deeds. The Skehana area is delighted to be a part of these thus far and will continue to be into the future.

Moylough (Galway) Galway

Ballinasloe Strings Festival July 13-14 2018

When: Friday, 13 July, 2018

The Ballinasloe Strings Festival is a two day event happening on July 13 and 14, celebrating the magic of stringed instruments, music and musicians. Residents of and visitors to the town are in for a treat with free events popping up from 2pm on Friday and running right through until 9pm on Saturday evening.

Ballinasloe (Galway) Galway
Contempo at the Ballinasloe Strings Festival

Master of Victorian Sculpture & Eyre Square

When: Saturday, 26 May, 2018

The O’Connell Monument in Dublin is widely considered to be the finest work of Irish sculptor John Henry Foley, who was born 200 years ago this week. But how many Galwegians know that Eyre Square was once adorned with a statue by this master of Victorian sculpture?

Galway City (Galway) Galway
Eyre Square

Lifeways of Gaelic Learned Families

When: Saturday, 7 April, 2018

On Saturday 7 April, at 2.30pm, NUIG Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick will give an illustrated talk at Galway City Museum on the lives and work of these hereditary learned classes, which were somewhat unique functionaries in European society of the time.

Galway City (Galway) Galway
Law school building on the O'Davoren Estate, Burren, Co. Clare. Courtesy of Elizabeth FitzPatrick