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Lynch's Castle

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Lynch's Castle 40 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 041
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The castle is actually a bank. We walked around for a while looking for the castle and must have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy S
A magnificent old building

I didn't venture inside as it's a bank!! Lovely old building with great character on the outside... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lynch's Castle 40 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is actually a bank. We walked around for a while looking for the castle and must have passed it 3 or 4 times. Galway is a lovely town, but don't spend time looking for a castle and expecting a typical one.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't venture inside as it's a bank!! Lovely old building with great character on the outside. Photo opportunity is excellent.

Thank beeny90
Reviewed 28 August 2017

You will see the townhouse, which is now a bank, of the mayor and one of the most powerful families of old Galway. You will probably pass it as you stroll the town. It is on Shop Street. Supposedly Lynch hung his own son and...More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Was the old mayor Lynch's place. Make sure to visit the St Nicholas Church near just off the main pedestrian street to learn of mayor Lynch and his son.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We wandered around a bit to find this and glad we did, I didn't know the history but was shocked to learn about it and to see the remnants. Very cool

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This building in great stone really stands out from the pastel colour buildings and is currently used as a bank

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Currelntly a location of Bank of Ireland - good for currency exchange, the entryway has a small area dedicated to the building as a seat of a medieval family. The intact fireplace mantle is a highlight.

Thank Twinzone
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Many visitors to Galway would walk straight past Lynch's Castle and not know it's there, distracted by all the shops and activities on busy Shop St. The castle's imposing 16th-century facade still stands, gargoyles and all, though the building is now occupied by a bank....More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Good stop for a quick picture and if you get a chance please go inside to read some of the historical panels. Otherwise not much there to see.

Thank Brendan K
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Lynch's Castle AIB is well worth a visit for both tourists & locals... Presently there is a wonderful exhibition of photography in the banking area. This wonderful historic building adds to the attraction of the city. Pop in for a look..

Thank Mary M
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Michelle L
7 February 2017|
Response from Sojourner-Texas_USA | Reviewed this property |
Glad I could help. plenty of documentation on your family in Galway. Hope you get to research it there.
30 March 2015|
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Response from maxanne2013 |
Mine originated from Lynch's castle too.