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Fáilte Ireland To Invest €6.64m In Development Of New Galway Museum

By Dave Simpson
Fáilte Ireland To Invest €6.64m In Development Of New Galway Museum

Fáilte Ireland has announced that it is investing €6.64 million in the development of a new state-of-the-art museum in Galway City.

The Galway City Museum, located at the historic Spanish Arch, will be redeveloped and rebranded as the Atlantic Museum Galway.

According to Fáilte Ireland's head of attractions Mary Stack, the investment will "transform the Spanish Arch district of Galway City, and is expected to generate €29.3 million in revenue for the region in its first five years of opening."

A Three-Storey Interactive Attraction

The new three-storey interactive museum will be created at Comerford House, next to the current Galway City Museum, which stands on the left bank of the river Corrib. It will highlight the influence that the Atlantic has had on the people, cultures and traditions of the city. Through cutting-edge technology, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of merchant tribes, the Claddagh Basin and the Spanish Armada.

Fáilte Ireland's €6.64million investment in the new museum comes under its Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016-2020. The total cost of the project, including funding from Galway City Council, will be €10.2 million.

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