• A new photography and film exhibition will be officially opened tomorrow at the Galway City Museum , which tells the story of a number of vulnerable people from the Mayo and Galway areas who have overcome challenges to lead a life of their own choosing in the community.

    The exhibition, called "Facing Change" comprises ten portraits and ten short films of people with disabilities, mental health difficulties and dementia.

    It's the brainchild of Genio - a non-profit organisation which works to bring about positive change in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

    Former President of NUI Galway, and Genio board member Iggy Ó'Muircheartaigh says the stories represented in the exhibition show the change that can happen in people's lives when they have access to community-based supports, personalised to their needs.

  • Travellers’ Journey is a new exhibition on show at the Museum of Country Life in Turlough, Castlebar,  and it was launched yesterday by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.

    It exhibits the life and traditions of the Traveller community in the west of Ireland and encourages discussion on a unique heritage and ethnicity.

     The exhibition is a collaboration between the National Museum and the Western Regional Traveller Health Network, covering  Mayo, Galway and Roscommon

    Rosa Meehan is the Curator at the museum and she says it’s a very exciting exhibition that will be on display until May 2019.