7 Sights in Galway, Ireland (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Galway, Ireland! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Galway. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Eyre Square

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Eyre Square

Eyre Square is a city public park in Galway, Ireland. The park is within the city centre, adjoining the nearby shopping area of William Street and Shop Street. Galway railway station is adjacent to Eyre Square.

Wikipedia: Eyre Square (EN)

2. Lynch's Castle

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Lynch's Castle

Castle Linsigh is an excellent example of a medieval classical tower located on shops in Galway city. This castle gives us an insight into the architectural elegance of Galway in the late medieval. It is located at the Shop Street Gabhal and a small Gate Street and is hit on the heart of the Middle Ages. It is still the nicest example of the urban city house and is the oldest building in Ireland that is used on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we know very little about the history of the castle and never recorded who took it or to whom it was built. It is certain that a wealthy person of the O'Brien family is said to have been the residence of Thomas Lynch Fitz Ambrose, Mayor of Galway in 1654. Many minor changes and reforms of the building were made over the 500 years. The oldest part of all, at the road, is an excellent type of castle that dates back to 1500. At that time there was a smaller west wing. It was subsequently raised, this may have occurred in the seventeenth century, that it was as high as the tower with its side and new windows were installed.

Wikipedia: Caisleán an Linsigh (GA)

3. Church of Saint Ignatius

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St Ignatius Church or the Jesuit Church is a Roman Catholic Church building served by the Society of Jesus next to Coláiste Iognáid in Galway. It was founded in 1863 and is a protected structure in the city.

Wikipedia: St Ignatius Church, Galway (EN)

4. Mary Mosque

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Maryam Mosque, or the Mary Mosque, also known as the Galway Mosque is an Ahmadi Muslim mosque, named in honour of Mary, mother of Jesus. The mosque is located in Galway, Connacht, Ireland. Opened in 2014 by Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth caliph, it is the first purpose-built mosque in County Galway. The Irish born convert to Islam Iman Ibrahim Noonan is based in Galway.

Wikipedia: Galway Mosque (EN), Website

5. James Mitchell Geology Museum

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The James Mitchell Geology Museum is a geological museum based at the University of Galway in the West of Ireland. It is the only remnant of the university's defunct Natural History Museum. Regarded as "Galway's Hidden Museum", it is located in the university's Main Quad and cane be entered through a staircase in that structure's south-east corner.

Wikipedia: James Mitchell Geology Museum (EN)

6. Christopher Columbus Monument

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The Monument to Christopher Columbus is a monument in Galway, Ireland. The memorial was erected in 1992, the year of the Columbus Quincentenary, to commemorate Christopher Columbus's visit to the city in 1477. It stands next to the Spanish Arch.

Wikipedia: Monument to Christopher Columbus (Galway) (EN)

7. Church of Saint Nicholas

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The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is a medieval church building in Galway, Ireland. It is a collegiate church and the parish church of St. Nicholas Church of Ireland parish, which covers Galway City. It was founded in 1320 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of seafarers, in recognition of Galway's status as a port. The monumental work of Irish genealogy, the Leabhar na nGenealach was produced here in 1650 by Duḃaltaċ MacḞirḃisiġ.

Wikipedia: St. Nicholas Collegiate Church (EN), Website, Youtube


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