Can you guess where this friendly lion lives?

//Can you guess where this friendly lion lives?
Can you guess where this friendly lion lives?2020-05-18T16:09:53+01:00

He lives on an amazing altar frontal made in 1726 by Sister Margaret Joyce Prioress of the Dominican’s in Galway. She was the niece of Richard Joyce who is one of Galway’s most famous goldsmiths and is credited with the modern Claddagh ring design.

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)


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