Top Choice Historic Site in Galway City

Spanish Arch

The Spanish Arch is thought to be an extension of Galway's medieval city walls, designed to protect ships moored at the nearby quay while they unloaded goods from Spain, although it was partially destroyed by the ts…
Archaeological Site in Galway City

Hall of the Red Earl

In the 13th century when the de Burgo family ruled Galway, Richard – the Red Earl – erected a large hall as a seat of power, where locals would arrive to curry favour. After the 14 tribes took over, the hall fell in…
Historic Building in Galway City

Lynch's Castle

Now an AIB Bank, this excellent example of a town castle was built around the 15th century (the exact date is unknown), though much of what you see today dates from around 1600. The facade's stonework includes ghoul…