Exhibitions 2017

Jan 26, 2017 by

The following is a list of some of the exhibitions hosted by the centre in 2017.

In the Spring we returned the acclaimed ‘Samhain’ exhibition to the National Museum after a year-long run at the centre. Our sincere thanks to Aoife O’Toole and Lorna Elms for providing same. We also hosted…

‘From Colonial State to Free State – What they Said…’ – an exhibition presented courtesy of Galway County Council Archives and includes documents from its collections illustrating an extraordinary period in Ireland’s history, more relevant especially during this year that marks the centenary of the Easter Rising.

‘From the archives, 1916: revolution and recollection’ – Presented as part of the County Galway revolutionary period programme from Galway County Council Archives, the images relate in some way to the events or people involved in the 1916 Easter Rising.

In the Autumn,  the Shorelines Arts Festival exhibition in September was again a highlight (for more see http://www.shorelinesartsfestival.com/) as was the exhibition courtesy of the Polish Embassy in October ‘Friends in Times of Turmoil’ which was hosted as part of our Polish Festivities.

Note that the Workhouse continues to host exhibitions on the archaeological fieldwork along the N6 (Galway-Ballinasloe) & N18 (Oranmore-Gort) motorway routes. The discoveries made on these routes are noteworthy for their variety and help shine a light on our forefathers in Co Galway.


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