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Eyre Square
Eyre Square

Opening Times:
Mon - Wed & Sat
Thu & Fri
Sun & Holiday
9:00am - 6:30pm 9:00am - 9:00pm 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Located at Galway city, and renamed John F Kennedy Park, although it is still widely known as Eyre Square, an open green park where you can relax or view the many attractions, including the Statue of Paraic O'Connaire (in memory of the writer who travelled the roads with his horse and cart) and the bust of US President John F. Kennedy.

Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas

Opening Times:
Jan - Feb
Mar - Dec
Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm Daily 9:00am to 7:00pm

Collegiate Church is one of the oldest parish churches in Ireland. In common with many mediaeval ports, Galway dedicated its church to the patron saint of sailors. According to recent research, Columbus visited St. Nicholas in 1477 and today is still at the heart of the city's activities. The main Galway market is held every Saturday outside its gates. In addition to its regular services, St. Nicholas hosts concerts throughout the year.


Kirwan's Lane
Kirwan's Lane
Kirwan's Lane includes many relics of 16th and 17th century architecture and has been recently restored as a residential area. Takes its name from one of Galways fourteen "tribes", and it was here that the Galway MP Richard Martin built a 100-seater theatre for his actress wife; its complete restoration has given life back into the heart of the historical town centre. Now host to cafes, restaurants and craft-shops, the lane captures the atmosphere of old Galway.


The Spanish Arch
The Spanish Arch
The Spanish Arch stands on the left bank of the Corrib, the arch is a relic of a 16th century bastion, added to the town's walls to protect merchant ships from looting. It is known as Spanish Arch because of the former merchant trade with Spain, whose galleons often docked under its protection.


The Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh
Its name is based on the Irish word "cladach" or a stony beach. its existence has been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century. The area has been immortalized in the song "Galway Bay", and internationalised through its traditional jewelry, the Claddagh Ring, which is worn by people all over the world.


Galway Cathedral
Galway Cathedral

Opening Times:
All year
08:30am - 06:30pm

The Cathedral is one of the most impressive buildings in Galway city, situated on the site of the old city jail. It is impressive because of the architecture that has many influences. The Cathedral dome, at a height of 145 ft, is a prominent landmark on the city skyline


Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum

Opening Times:
Mon
Thu - Sat
Sun & Holiday
02:00pm - 5:00pm 10:00am - 5:00pm Closed

Situated in an special place, just behind the Spanich Arc, and you can enjoy of a wonderful view to Claddagh village. The museum includes exhibitions, collections permanent and is an ideal place to bring a class on tour (for all age groups); also Galway City Museum is since february 2010 legally entitled to retain archaeological objects for and on behalf of the State.


The National University of Ireland
The University

Office Opening Times:
Mon – Fri
09:30am - 05:00pm

The National University of Ireland, Galway is a ten minute walk from the city centre; The University plays an important role in the cultural life of Galway. It is the venue for many musical, literary and sporting events. The campus houses a museum, an art gallery, and a theatre, as well as cafes and restaurants.







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