Place Category: Community
A display of the History of the Fishing, the Folk and the Village.
The Gardenstown Heritage Centre is located in the former Salmon House overlooking the harbour. It is manned by village volunteers, so it’s a great place for a chat and first hand reminiscence.
It remains closed at present due to Covid19, but is generally open during the summer months on weekdays between 2-4pm, but can be viewed at other times by arrangement.
On display are many photographs recalling the history of the village and its community, school records and a collection of artifacts. Many residents of the village were (and still are) involved in fishing and you will find many records of the herring industry and the fishermen and herring girls who followed the herring during its annual migration down the coast.
Outside there is a memorial plaque to VC Joe who was born in the village and gained his Victoria Cross for his activities during the Great War.
Entry is free but there is a donation box which goes towards community funds.
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