CLAREGALWAY MUSEUM AND FORGE
If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience in Ireland, you might want to consider visiting the Claregalway Museum and Forge at Claregalway. This museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich heritage of the local area, especially the craft of blacksmithing.
The museum is housed in a restored 19th century forge, where you can see the original tools and equipment used by the blacksmiths who worked there. You can also watch live demonstrations of blacksmithing techniques, such as forging, welding, and hammering. You can even try your hand at making your own metalwork, under the guidance of a skilled instructor.
The museum also features a collection of historical artifacts and exhibits related to the history and culture of Claregalway and its surroundings. You can learn about the medieval castle and friary that once stood in the village, and the impact of the Great Famine and the War of Independence on the local population.
The museum is open from April to October, from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is located at Rooaunmore, Claregalway about 15km from Galway city.
The Claregalway Museum and Forge is a great place to visit if you want to discover more about the history and heritage of this beautiful region. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore one of Ireland’s hidden gems!