Step into the rich history of Galway on a walking tour that takes you through some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Start at the Quincentennial Fountain for a brief history of Eyre Square and an overview of Galway. Continue to The Browne Doorway, a remnant of a medieval townhouse that belonged to a prominent merchant family. Visit Lynch’s Castle on Shop Street to delve into the stories of a merchant family’s townhouse and the intriguing wild monument. Explore the Galway Market in Church Lane, where you’ll be surrounded by the historical St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lynch’s Window, and Nora Barnacle’s House. Conclude your tour at the Spanish Arch and Nimmo’s Pier, uncovering the fascinating history of these iconic landmarks. This walking tour is an engaging journey through Galway’s past, perfect for history enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

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  • Historical overview at Quincentennial Fountain
  • Medieval past at The Browne Doorway and Lynch's Castle.
  • Cultural exploration at Galway Market and Spanish Arch.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Quincentennial Fountain

    Learn about the history of Eyre Square and gain insights into the evolution of Galway city at this commemorative fountain.

  • 2

    The Browne Doorway

    Discover a piece of medieval history at this preserved section of a townhouse, once home to a notable Galway merchant family.

  • 3

    Lynch's Castle 40 Shop Street

    Explore this historic building, a testament to Galway's rich merchant history, and uncover the story behind the wild monument.

  • 4

    Galway Market, Church Lane

    Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the market, with sights like St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lynch's Window, and Nora Barnacle's House.

  • 5

    The Spanish Arch, Spanish Arch, Galway Ireland

    Wander down Quay Street to the Spanish Arch and Nimmo's Pier, delving into the area's intriguing history.

Meeting Point

We will meet by Quincentennial Fountain.
36-40 Eyre Square, Galway, H91 F882, Ireland. See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.