The Claddagh region had its own unique culture and heritage as most of the men were fishermen and great sailors who conducted this skill , since the sixth century , but before Nimmo’s Pier was built they were subject to winds and storms that arrived in the Spring and damaged boats. This Pier was built between 1820 and 1830 and opened up the fishing to other vessels. The main boat used by them was the Galway Hooker with its famous red sails and great control. One of these is on show at the Museum and so we will start the Walk at the Museum where there is more information about those boats There are many treasures of song and music to be had on this walk not least a visit to Kate’s Cottage along the return journey which is a wonderful restored cottage from the thatched cottage era, pre 1926 and has many artifacts of great interest to the connoisseur of heritage items associated with that era and collected or made by the owner -(Michael Walsh). So, if you are free and wish to know about the Claddagh Ring, The Loveen, and Galway Bay songs then this is the walk for you. Be on time to avoid the rush and book early. Thanks for your interest.
The guided walk will be approx. 60 – 90 minutes.