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Galway City Museum, Galway Overview

Providing a look back into the rich history of Galway City, the museum contains several exhibits and also historic artefacts.

The Galway City Museum's intriguing exhbitions take you through Galway through various periods of history, from pre-historic times to Galway of the modern era. Along the way you'll come across tools of every day use, such as farming implements, stone artefacts, collections of tools used in boating and fishing, and also many pieces of art works. However, the 2 exhibits you should definitely check out are the Civic Sword and the Civic Mace. The sword actually goes back to the Chart of King James I in 1610, after which carrying such weapons before the mayor was allowed. The mace itself is a brilliantly crafted piece of silver, presented to the town by Mayor Edward Dyre in 1712. There are other artefacts of supreme importance on display, like the 9 rare coins, a statue of Pàdraic ” Conaire, and also an interesting and very rare copy of a pictoral map of Galway from 1651. The museum is located right next to the famous Spanish Arch of Galway.

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