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We stumbled upon this museum by accident and were impressed with the amount of information we received, despite the fact that entrance was free. A great way to get a feel for how Galwegians lived for centuries.
The exhibits are fine, if you have any interest in the fishing history of Galway, but I had an amazing chat with the gentlemen sitting at the door. They are open to any questions about the area in general and the river that Watchtower Museum...More
The watching tower is small, so it won't take you long to see all the exhibition about fishing history in Galway. There is very nice scenic view from the top room.
Entrance is free, so if you have few extra minutes to spend in Galwyand...More
As interesting as it was to learn about the watchtower, the ability to speak with a very knowledgable staff person about not only the fisheries but Ireland and Galway, past and present extended our short stop in to a lengthy visit.
We walked past the tower three times before we realized it was a small museum. The two docents inside were friendly, talkative guys who filled us in on the history of the tower (and the civil uprisings and current state of Irish politics. It's a...More