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The Corrib: Myth, Legend & Folklore

This exhibition features specially-commissioned artwork by Sadie Cramer, which explores some of the old myths and stories about the lake, river and bay and sets them in a broader context. Lough Corrib, the largest lake in the Republic, is connected to Galway Bay by a short and powerful river.  This temporary exhibition is one of [...]

Otherwordly Claddagh Swans

The west bank of the Corrib, by the old Claddagh fishing village, is home to a colony of mute swans and upwards of 100 may be seen in summer. In the 1930s, a Claddagh fisherman told Father Leo Ward of Notre Dame University that the swans were newcomers: "they came here only a few years [...]

The Black Dog of Wolfe Tone Bridge

According to local folklore, a large black dog, with “fiery eyes” and “snow white sharp teeth”, would rise up out of the Corrib and follow anyone who dared to cross the Claddagh Bridge (now called Wolfe Tone Bridge) after midnight. It was said that in the absence of a crucifix or holy water, which provided [...]


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