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The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum

The Tower Wolfe Tone Bridge, Galway, Ireland
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Nice Views, Interesting Details & Informative Employee

This is a free museum and has tons of information, lures and fishing details about the building... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
Doesn't open until 11am

It is teeny tiny. Will only take you 5 to 10 minutes. Don't go out of your way. Other than... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
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The Tower Wolfe Tone Bridge, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a free museum and has tons of information, lures and fishing details about the building. It was a 15-minute walk thru. Perfect small museum for kids who love fishing too.

Thank IsleOfPalmsKellyf
Reviewed 22 November 2017

It is teeny tiny. Will only take you 5 to 10 minutes. Don't go out of your way. Other than shopping, drinking and listening to music, there isn't much to do in Galway.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Well worth a visit if you are in Galway. It's a small museum staffed by some great local volunteers. Nice photos to be got from the bridge leading in to the museum.

Thank eamomacker
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Not knowing that such things existed, the fishery’s watchtower was an unexpected pleasure. The building itself is attractive and the interior, photographs and information interesting. Staff were extremely friendly and informative. Overall a great way to spend half an hour or so.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Interesting building. For such a small building it has a lot of history. Well worth stopping by to pay a visit.

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

If you pass by, you should enter this little free museum and have a talk with the friendly staff. Having a look over the river from the second floor is impressive.

Thank Sylvette4
Reviewed 23 September 2017

You are probably walking across Wolfe Tone bridge multiple times while in Galway. If the Watchtower is open on one of those crossings it it well worth some time to stop. It's free -- how can it not be worth it. The gentleman at the...More

Thank sinawavaznp
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little watchtower, a quick 10 minute visit showing some of the fishing history surrounding Galway. A couple of sets of stairs take you to the top of the tower - a lovely view out to the docks and the river behind it.

Thank LewiiRose
Reviewed 14 September 2017

They allow you to tour the tour and give you a guided tour. Very interesting story. The staff are passional about Galway and the history of Ireland.

Thank Jean K
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a small and free museum along the river. There are some stairs to climb but it is an interesting history of fishing in Galway.

Thank Alexandra T
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