I spent a lovely couple of hours wandering through this smallish museum. The lower floor is dedicated to the history of Galway and features findings from archeological digs in the city with explanations that tie the finds to the history of the city. There is a Galway Hooker hanging between floors and a highly detailed explanation of what this vessel is and what it did for Galway. On this visit there was an exhibit by Evie Hone whose religious paintings of the stations of the cross and stained glass work were very impressive. There was an exhibit of the movie houses of Ireland(Galway area) and how it tied to the community. I sat and watched the entire documentary as people described how social life revolved around the movie theatres - very interesting. There was also a WWI exhibit of posters, weaponry and a munitions factory. The entire visit was excellent.
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