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Address: Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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Worth a detour as you explore the city

A great place to stop off as you wander the mediaeval streets of Galway. A well presented, free archaeological site that gives a view of the original city layout.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop off as you wander the mediaeval streets of Galway. A well presented, free archaeological site that gives a view of the original city layout.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There aren't many places where you can see the original footprint the Norman invaders left! If you've got any sense of history or culture, this nicely preserved site is the perfect place to reflect on the invasion of Connaught and the establishment of a walled city on what was then, the very edge of Christendom.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You only need spend 10 minutes here but it was nice that something so interesting was free to the public, we literally just wandered in off the street and took a couple of photos !

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Tucson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Excavation area of the hall. Steps away from the main pedestrian strip. Interesting look into medieval Galway. Worth the few minutes it takes to check it out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped in on our way to wander the town and I was delighted to engage in conversation with a gentleman who was the representative of the museum. He was very knowledgeable, answering questions about the site, the history of Galway and how and why so little of its early days are preserved. The ruins themselves are small, but with... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Wonderful Medieval Hall of the Red Earl and of the famous Druid lane. The old walls of Galway and the could be the oldest but this is a great visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

You'd walk by the place and never know it was there. In prepping for a new building extension, workers found the remains of an old customs house. Instead of destroying it, they built over it, preserving the ruin beneath. It is small, but definitely take advantage of the OPW guide working in the tiny office for more information. A wonderful... More 

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I rate this average because there is not much to it, but it is interesting and quick to see (5-10 minutes) while you are in the center of Galway. Mainly just foundations of the Hall is what you will see. it's FREE.

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Thank BeantownBilly
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lots of interesting history in this small exhibit. Gave a good insight into early days in Galway City when it was a commercial center for sea traffic.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

lots of interesting artifacts on display, fortunate to meet a guide with brilliant knowledge of area and displays

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