Galway City Museum
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Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (and Sun noon-5pm Easter-end Sep)


Set in a contemporary building, this museum surveys the mouth of the River Corrib. Inside, the collections chart the history of the region, from the first hunter-gatherers to the revolutionary period (1913-1923), including the arrival of the Anglo-Normans and the manufacture of curragh (boats). A 9m-Galway hooker is displayed in the atrium. The top floor of the museum overlooks Claddagh, from the other side of the bridge.


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    MICHELIN 2020
    34 m - Spanish Arch, Galway E45
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    MICHELIN 2020
    200 m - 1 Middle Street, Galway E45
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    MICHELIN 2020
    281 m - 56 Lower Dominick Street, Galway E45