Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Lettermullen & Garumna Heritage Centre


Lettermullen & Garumna Heritage Centre
(Ionad Oidhreachta Leitir Mealláin & Gharumna)
Lettermullen Island
Republic of Ireland

The Lettermullen and Garumna Heritage Centre opened in mid June 2009 in Caladh Ghólam, 64 kms from Galway City.

A lot of interest was shown in cultural and heritage exhibitions held in recent years of the private collection of the local historian John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Confhaola. As a result the committee decided to find a permanent centre to exhibit the rich heritage of the area.

John has a fine collection of old books in Irish and English as well as newspapers and magazines from times past and these have been recorded on a database in the centre. Students and researchers alike are more than welcome to use the facilities provided.

There is a great exhibition of tools and instruments from long ago to be seen in the centre as well as blacksmith, carpentry and farming tools to name but a few.

There is a rich collection of photographs of families in the area and of old customs practised in the area in times past and these give a great insight into life as it was.

There is no admission charge, but a donation is welcome.

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