Mary Sweeney and Codie McDonagh look at a display of a caravan made from matchsticks, brought to Galway City Museum for Kids in Museums day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“If a Claddagh fisherman saw a red-haired woman or a fox or a hare on the way to the quay in Galway, he would turn back, as it was a sign of bad luck,(...)