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Galway City Walking Tours

Galway Tour Guides Association

Activity Type: Walking Tour

Tour Runs: Our tour runs EVERYDAY (January to December)

Pick up Location: (passengers be there 15 minutes prior the tour starts)

Departure: 11:30 Failte Ireland Tourist Information Office on Foster St.

Minimum number of people to be running the tour: 2 people

Languages Available: English

Description: The Galway Walking Tour

Before you begin to explore our city, why not come on a walking tour with us, and experience Galway with one of the locals. Familiarise yourself with our famous Eyre Square and our quaint lanes. Learn why the Galway is called the “City of the Tribes”. Hear about its historic monuments, buildings, and the colourful characters of the past.

Who are we?

We are all members of the Galway Tour Guides Association, a group of professional, Failte Ireland approved guides and we are all locals. With a wealth of guiding experience between us, we can offer an informative and entertaining tour of our city.

What will you see?

Our tour of 90 minutes, or so, takes in the following:

Eyre Square and its monuments

Parts of the Old City Wall

Lynch’s Castle

The Lynch Stone

Nora Barnacle’s House

St. Nicholas Collegiate Church

The Claddagh Museum

The Spanish Arch

What will you hear?

You will hear the story of why Mayor James Lynch Fitzstephen hanged his son for murder and the story of the famous Claddagh ring and much more. And should you need suggestions for restaurants and shopping, we can help you with that too.

Why not take our tour?

Whether you are in Galway as part of “The Gathering” and in search of your ancestral heritage, or whether you just fancied a visit to Galway, we guarantee, that by the end of your tour with us you too will feel like a local.

When and where can you take our tour?

Our walking tour of Galway begins each day at the Failte Ireland Tourist Information Office on Foster St., at 11.30 am. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.

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