Lettermullen & Garumna Heritage Centre
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Lettermullen & Garumna Heritage Centre, (Ionad Oidhreachta Leitir Mealláin & Gharumna), Lettermullen Island, Galway, Republic of Ireland
The Lettermullen and Garumna Heritage Centre, exhibits the rich heritage of the local area in Caladh Ghólam, 64kms from Galway City.
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.