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The oldest remaining doorway in Galway!

The doorways if Galway in the Middle Ages led into the residents houses and hand the family crests... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sexybaby7399
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Portland, Oregon
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Historic

It was a shame to see how this little remnant of history had been presented , however at least it... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
grommit35
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Oxfordshire
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“The oldest remaining doorway in Galway!”
22 Mar 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This doorway would be of very little interest to anyone who is not interested in Galway. However, if you are interested in the history of the city, then this is a great visit.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

It was a shame to see how this little remnant of history had been presented , however at least it has been saved. Include this destination when you are walking around the city centre.

1  Thank grommit35
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Amazing item from history. It was interesting from that point of view. It was only a 5 minute item so not a point of destination but an item to go to along with many other items.

1  Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

1  Thank Betula103
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

1  Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Worthwhile to look as you are there but not to seek out. Unusual spot to place The Door, which we though was a good idea. The dirty perspex detracted from it. Read a potted history before hand.

Thank Nelson252
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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.

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