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GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

THE HISTORY OF GLENGOWLA MINES

In honour of their grand re-opening on Wednesday, 1 July, we’re taking a look back at the history of one of Connemara’s most unique visitor attractions – Glengowla Mines.

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THE HISTORY OF NUI GALWAY

Usually awash with a sea of excitable first years, bleary eyed final years and awe-struck visitors, NUI Galway’s picturesque campus has been something of a ghost town for the past few months.

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THE HISTORY OF THE HARDIMAN HOTEL

If the walls of The Hardiman Hotel could talk, we’re sure they would have many’s the fable for us. Looking out onto Eyre Square since 1852, the building has taken on its fair share of different monikers over the years.

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THE HISTORY OF DUNGUAIRE CASTLE

Known for its bountiful banquets and storied history, Dunguaire Castle is rumoured to be the most photographed castle in Ireland and it’s no surprise why. Incredibly picturesque, the castle enjoys a prime roadside location by the seaside village of Kinvara

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THE HISTORY OF LYNCH’S CASTLE

When you’re scurrying around the city, hurriedly lodging some cash or waiting in line for the ATM, it’s easy to overlook the historical significance of the perfectly preserved Lynch’s Castle.

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THE HISTORY OF ST NICHOLAS’ COLLEGIATE CHURCH

Having spent centuries welcoming the people of Galway and beyond into the warmth of this sacred space, St Nicholas’ has become known as an inclusive and progressive Anglican church that attracts not only those seeking religious guidance, but those with a fascination for medieval architecture.

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THE HISTORY OF KYLEMORE ABBEY

When thinking of Galway’s many historical monuments, the idyllic grounds of Kylemore Abbey quickly come to mind. One of the country’s most adored tourist attractions

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THE HISTORY OF EYRE SQUARE

Whether you’re used to stretching out on the green with the sun on your face or racing between pubs on a rainy evening, Eyre Square is the backdrop to many’s the memory.

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THE HISTORY OF THE SPANISH ARCH

While most of us may know Spanish Arch as a prime can-drinking destination, an ideal spot to soak up some sun or just a great location for people watching, there’s a hugely rich history behind our beloved Sparch.

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