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Galway's Claddagh Should Have Its Own Maritime Museum Says Historian

25th August 2015
Galway's Claddagh Should Have Its Own Maritime Museum Says Historian

#Galway - Galway's storied Claddagh district should have its own maritime museum, according to a local historian.

And as the Connact Tribune reports, Thomas Holohan says the former Piscatorial School in the neighbourhood just south of Galway's city centre would be the perfect building to display artefacts and exhibits telling the story of the area's rich maritime history.

The Victorian building was itself erected in 1846 as a school to teach local children lace-making and net-mending, valuable skills for the local fishing industry all the more necessary during the post-Famine years.

Holohan, a historian specialising in the history the old Claddagh, believes that maritime relics and antiquities stored in attics all over the area could have a place in the proposed museum.

The Connact Tribune has much more on the story HERE.

Published in Galway Harbour
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