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The Browne Doorway

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Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Behind glass

I understand the need to protect history, but the plexiglass surrounding the door makes it more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandra T
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Murrieta, California
We expected more

It was disappointing to see it enclosed in plexi glass that is not well maintained. It was so dirty... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Janet Y
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2 weeks ago
“Behind glass”
28 Dec 2016
“It's kind of just there...”
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Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was disappointing to see it enclosed in plexi glass that is not well maintained. It was so dirty you couldn't see the archectural design.

Thank Janet Y
Reviewed 28 December 2016

It's neat and a bit odd to have just one wall from a house standing at the edge of the square. It's really often over looked and there is a nice plaque there to tell you what it is. It has been used as the...More

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Browne Doorway must be one of the most unusual exhibits I have seen. It is the doorway of the Brown House of 1627. The lower part is surrounded by plexiglass, I assume to avoid vandals.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The philosophy behind building conservation involves several elements: 1) Find a new use for a historic building when the old use is no longer active. 2) Retain the historic fabric in its original setting. 3) Ensure that good educational material is available to advise the...More

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We stopped in Eyre Square and checked this out, as it was listed in our tour guide book. Interesting bit of history. Kind of odd how they have it encased in plexiglass.

1  Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Its free to see and well worth pondering its history. Removed from another street {Abbey St?} for preservation reasons it dates from the 17th century. It is located at the top of Eyre Square, you can't miss it and you wouldn't want to.

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 8 September 2014

doing a heritage degree at the minute so this one of our first ports of call why is it so easy to vandalise this needs protecting

Thank badgerbaby
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Browne house front shows how Galway used to look with family coats of arms located above the doorways. These used to indicate which one of the 'tribesmen' families lived at the location. If you look throughout the town, you will be able to see...More

1  Thank beas006
Reviewed 1 June 2014

They need some security to keep the protective barrier and this piece of history safe. The plastic sheets around the Browne doorway are vandalized and that's all I remember

Thank pw0867
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