Fáilte Ireland have announced €6.64million in funding for the Atlantic Museum Galway. This marks a record investment for a single visitor attraction by Fáilte Ireland. The new state-of-the-art museum will be built over an archaeological site beside the Spanish Arch and existing Galway City Museum. Refurbishment of the adjacent Comerford House will allow visitors to access the top of the Spanish Arch and take in views of the bay. The square between the Spanish Arch and the existing museum will be remodelled into a new public space that will bring all elements of the attraction together.
Minister Seán Kyne, said “The Atlantic Museum Galway will be a hugely significant new attraction for Galway, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland. Projects like this, and many others across the country, are critical not only for regional growth but for reinforcing Ireland’s reputation as a top-class visitor destination.”
Work will start on site for this exciting project in 2020.