Galway City Museum ; Spanish Arch, Galway City
The Galway Museum is essentially a folk museum and it features a considerable number of artifacts related to the fishing industry, which was, and is an integral part of tradition in the city.
Nora Barnacle House Museum ; Bowling Green, Galway City
Just a few steps from Shop Street, by St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, nestles the smallest museum in Ireland, a perfect setting in which to take you back through the romantic mists of time. This tiny turn of the century house was the home of Nora Barnacle, companion wife and life-long inspiration of James Joyce, Ireland's greatest writer. It was here in 1909, sitting at the kitchen table that Joyce first met his darling's mother. Letters, photographs and other exhibits of the lives of James Joyce & Nora Barnacle make a visit here a unique experience
Mill Museum ; Shop Street, Tuam
The last surviving cornmill in the Tuam area closed as a working mill in 1964. Visitors can see the milling process which was employed as all the old machinery is still in place. This mill played a vital part in the life of the local community and a voluntary committee opened it as a museum in 1974. It also serves as a seasonal tourist information office. No admission charge. Donations gratefully accepted.
Inisheer Folk Museum ; Inisheer, Aran Islands
Artifacts to do with island life; churn, dressers with jugs, cradle, settlebed, dress of islanders, baskets for carrying nets, patterns for making currachs, part of currachs; old stone from medieval castle; old photographs and manuscripts.