Architecture Tour

Galway City

Architecture Tour of Galway City


On the tour you will see many outstanding examples of Galway’s built heritage dating from the 12th to the 20th century while walking in the footsteps of its Medieval citizenry, the street layout of the city having remained much the same for the last few hundred years.

Architecture Tour of Galway City
Starting Point: John F. Kennedy Memorial, Eyre Square
Finish Point: The Spanish Arch
Distance: c. 8.30km
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Language of tour: English or French
Level of difficulty: Easy
What to wear: Comfortable walking shoes and it is advisable to have showerproof clothing
Numbers: Minimum 4 (paying), Maximum 20
Prices: €10 per person, children (under 16) free. Group rates for > 10 on application

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Hibernia House

What links the mid-19th century Hibernia House to Italy?

Neo Gothic

Why was the neo-Gothic style so popular in the 19th century architecture?

Hardiman Hotel

The Hardiman Hotel and railway building built nearly 200 years ago was described as “unusually bland”, discuss….

Hardiman Hotel and railway building
Eyre Square Centre

What Medieval treasure is found inside this 1990s concrete and glass building?

Georgian building, Galway

Georgian architecture - why is it so common in Ireland?

Art Deco Building Galway

Why are Art Deco buildings so rare in Galway?

Lynch Castle
Lynch Castle

Is Lynch’s Castle a typical Medieval tower house?

Lynch Castle
St Nicholas Church

Why does the 14th century St Nicholas’ Church have aisles either side of the nave?

Galway Cathedral

Galway Cathedral - Romanesque or Renaissance?

Hall of Red Earl

The Hall of the Red Earl - a 13th century town hall, courthouse or tax office!

Comerford House

Why is the front door of the early 18th century Comerford House guarded by 2 pineapples on pillars?

Bell Tower Galway

Is this an Italian bell tower?

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