Notable Landmarks :
Eircom (formerly Telecom
Éireann) was a state owned telecommunications monopoly until
about 2000. It now competes in a free market although it
still owns the "last mile" of copper to a vast majority of
the country's homes and businesses.
Royal Tara Visitor
Crafted in a fine old mansion, only minutes from Galway's
city centre, Royal Tara China is the country's leading
manufacturer of fine bone china giftware, tableware and
exclusive handpainted pieces. Tara Hall, the home of Royal
Tara china, is a beautiful Queen Anne - Georgian style
mansion and was formerly the seat of the Joyces' - one of
the ancient tribes that founded Galway City.
Free Guided Factory Tours are available hourly where
visitors can witness, at first hand, the creation of
timeless heirlooms at the fingertips of master craftspeople.
Each piece of Royal Tara is handled over thirty times
through ten different stages of production in order to
become a much loved piece of Royal Tara fine bone china.