Clay Pipes

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Clay Pipes

Clay Pipes Before the introduction of the cigarette to Ireland in 20th century it was common for men and women to smoke clay pipes. The long-stemmed pipes were commonly passed around at wakes and consequently became known as 'Lord ha' mercy' pipes. The short-stemmed pipe was favoured by [...]

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Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
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