Heritage Tour

Galway City

Heritage Tour of Galway City

You will go on a journey through time starting in the Middle Ages and will discover the highs and lows of the beautiful and vibrant city of Galway meeting its best loved sons and daughters as well as its villains along the way. You will see why it holds such an important place in the cultural and architectural landscape of Ireland.

Galway
Starting Point: John F. Kennedy Memorial, Eyre Square
Finish Point: The Spanish Arch
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
Galway

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eyres square structure

Why do these two unusual structures grace Eyre's Square?

Humble abode Galway

What women of great importance came from this humble abode?

The Spanish Arch, Galway

Why is this arch called the Spanish Arch and was it always good to the Spanish?

Skull and crossbone on wall

Find the skull and crossbones on this wall. Why are they there?

Kings Head Galway

Is there actually a gruesome story behind the name of this pub?

Lynch Castle

What happened when fire swept through Lynch's Castle?

Clock tower Galway

Why are there 3 clocks on 3 sides of the clock tower and none on the 4th side?

Statue Galway
Man statue galway

Why are these very different men so important to Galway and Ireland?

Statue men galway