Eyre Square - Galway City:
Eyre Square (renamed John F Kennedy Park) ; an open green park where one can relax or view the many attractions, including the Statue of Paraic O'Connaire ; erected in 1935 in memory of the writer who travelled the roads with his horse and cart.
Cathedral Square, Galway, Ireland
Less than a 15 min walk from our Galway City Hotel is Possibly the most impressive building in Galway, this cathedral was the last great stone cathedral constructed in western Europe. The Cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and overlooks the Salmon Weir Bridge. The architect was John Robinson, a native of Dublin. The building is in the Renaissance style. Built in 1957, it is not particularly antiquated, yet still corresponds with conventional church design and features a marble floor and brown cedar ceiling. The woodwork, stained glass and mosaics were all hand-crafted by Irish people. The fine cut stone with which the Cathedral is built was paid for by Irish people, who purchased and donated single stones over a period of time. See local press for listings of Cathedral events.
Kirwan's Lane – Galway City:
Kirwan's Lane (off Quay Street) is one of Galway's last remaining late Medieval Lanes and has been recently redeveloped as a residential area. It was here just a 5 min walk from our Hotel in Galway that the Galway MP Richard Martin built a 100-seater theatre for his actress wife in 1783. Among those who acted there was the republican patriot, Wolfe Tone.
Be sure to avail of the fantastic service offered by Galway Tours. A guide will
take you through Galway City on a half/full day walking tour. These amusing and informative tours will introduce world renowned landmarks to you and your group.
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