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.