Step back in time and experience one of Galway's most popular heritage attractions. Dating back to the 5th Century, Katie’s Cottage Museum is a restored authentic Claddagh traditional dwelling, design and heritage centre in the heart of one of the oldest fishing villages in Ireland. The cottage was lovingly restored by owner Cathriona Walsh with the help of her father, who was a designer and builder on the project. Both a hub of artisan activity, as well as a chance to experience traditional Claddagh community life as it was during the 17th - 20th century, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Along with a warm welcome, each guest receives a cup of tea/coffee and a homemade scone baked above the open fire, and can view maps and records to see if they may be descended from the Claddagh people. You can also buy stunningly crafted pieces of art, created from bog oak, stone and wood.