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Eyre Square
(renamed John F Kennedy Park) ; an open green park where on can relax or view the many attractions, including ;

  • Statue of Paraic O'Connaire ; erected in 1935 in memory of the writer who travelled the roads with his horse and cart. Best remembered for M'asal Beag Dubh. Died 1928.
     

  • Cannons ; These cannons were presented to the Connaught Rangers at the end of the Crimean War 1854-1856. The Rangers had played a major part in the Alma Valley Battles in 1854.
     

  • The Fountain ; built in 1984, consists of a copper-coloured representation of the sails of the Galway Hooker. This was a traditional fishing boat, unique to Galway.

The Spanish Arch ; built in 1584 and located on the banks of the River Corrib, as an extension of the city walls that protected the quay.

City Museum ; situated into one of its walls of the Spanish Arch, displays
antiques and implements that were used in Galway many years ago.

Lynch's Castle ; a fine stone building and a townhouse which dates back to the 14th century. Mayor Lynch, reputed to have hanged his son for murder. Lynch's Castle was once the home to the most powerful family in Galway. This incredible limestone building is a fine example of an Irish gothic style.

Blakes Castle
Blakes Castle in the heart of Galway town, was a 15th century town house of the Blakes. Used later as a town jail up to the 19th century, it is now restored as part of a hotel.

Cathedral of our Lady
Erected on the site of an old jail in 1965, this massive church is constructed in Galway limestone with green Connemara marble floors and was one of the last Cathedrals in Europe made from stone.

Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra.
Built in 1320, this is one of the largest medieval parish churches in Ireland and is dedicated to the patron saint of travellers. The church contains elaborate tombs, chapels and some of the finest examples of Galway's medieval stone carvings and flags of forgotten wars.

Kirwan's Lane
Galway's most important medieval street is home to Busker Browne's Pub which contains part of the 'Slate Nunnery', given to the Dominican nuns in 1686 by John Kirwan. Further down the lane is were Wolfe Tone played in the little theatre founded by 'Humanity' Dick Martin in the 18th century.

National University of Galway, established as one of the Queens' Colleges in Ireland in 1845 and it officially opened in 1849. The oldest and prettiest part of the college (the "Quadrangle") is a replica of the corresponding building at Oxford University.

Courthouse and Town Hall Theatre
These two buildings stand opposite each other.

Franciscan Abbey
Located on part of the site of the Friary founded in 1296 by William Liath de Burgo.

The Bridge Mills
Two mills, one is a converted grain mill the another had a variety of uses including a woollen mills.
 

 

 

 
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