History Archives - This is Galway

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 THE BRIDGE MILLS

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Marking the starting point of Galway’s Westend, the commanding Bridge Mills on the banks of the River Corrib is one of the oldest landmarks in Galway. The ancient building stands testament to the long history of milling in the area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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PLAN YOUR CULTURAL ESCAPE TO GALWAY

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If you’ve been looking for an excuse to make a break for Galway, the cultural appeal alone ought to entice you. From points of historical interest to upcoming events that are sure to excite, it’s this year’s Capital of Culture for a reason!

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‘BRING THE OPRHANS HOME’ WITH SCULPTURE

Mountbellew Heritage and Tourism Network have been asked by the Western Australia Irish Famine Commemoration Committee to “Bring the Orphan Girls Home” by erecting a twin of its amazing sculpture ‘Uaigneas’ in Mountbellew

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THE HISTORY OF DONNELLY’S BARNA

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Donnelly’s of Barna has been a local favourite for generations! It has now been given a new lease of life with a snazzy refurbishment, but you can still sense the colourful history behind this famous building that is being kept alive by its current owners. Let us enlighten you…

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THE HISTORY OF WOODLAWN HOUSE

The sprawling 30,000 square foot of period property at Woodlawn House encompasses 115 acres of estate, stables, a greenhouse, guesthouse and railway station and is one of the largest restoration projects in Ireland.

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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 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 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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