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The doorways if Galway in the Middle Ages led into the residents houses and hand the family crests of both sides of the family above the lintel, the paternal and maternal side. This doorway dates from I believe the 1600s and is the oldest one...More
This architectural fragment is located along the edge of Eyre Square. The doorway has historical significance and displays the crests of two of Galway’s most important historic families. Worth a minute if you are in Eyre Square.
We were excited to visit and hopefully admire this remnant of the home of one of the city's merchant rulers! The mansion had been built in 1627. On the day of our visit, a large section of the upper side of Eyre Square had been...More
This is a door and window from a mansion-house built in the late 16th or early 17th Century and now installed located in Eyre Square in Galway. There's a plaque covered by dirty scratched perspex explaining its history.
It's good that it has been saved...More
We were taking a tour of the city and came across the doorway on our stroll.
It is the remains of an old mansion to show how a typical house looked like in the 16th century. The mansion was destroyed, but they saved the facade...More
I understand the need to protect history, but the plexiglass surrounding the door makes it more difficult to appreciate. It is admirable though that the city placed it out in the open instead of in a museum.