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The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum

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The Galway Fisheries Watchtower

The Galway Fisheries Watchtower on the Tower Wolfe Tone Bridge is a watchtower over the river. It... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
New York City, New York
Small but interesting

Offers a nice view over the river and some history of fishing in Galway. It is small and doesn't... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

The Galway Fisheries Watchtower on the Tower Wolfe Tone Bridge is a watchtower over the river. It has a small walkway to the entrance.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Offers a nice view over the river and some history of fishing in Galway. It is small and doesn't take much time to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Ciaran D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely building to visit with good views and lots of history. Interesting old photographs on the walls and lots of history of the building and it’s use. Free entry.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TKM12345
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Holly W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. You will be taken back in time with the fisheries and understand the importance it played in Galway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Aljosa S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank evelynffowler
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Interesting artifacts and knowledgeable staff. I had been unaware of the private nature of the country’s resources. Long detailed fight to return them to public domain is chronicled.

Date of experience: May 2018
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16 August 2018|
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No it’s free