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Unimpressive boat fountain representing city history

This unimpressive fountain in the city square is supposed to represent the hooker boats that once... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Large and imposing but as others have notes somewhat unloved and ignored. I didn’t even realise... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This unimpressive fountain in the city square is supposed to represent the hooker boats that once served the area ages ago during the Middle Ages and is surrealist enough that you might not get the reference if you had not been told it! It along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Large and imposing but as others have notes somewhat unloved and ignored. I didn’t even realise this should have been a fountain!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichardW99
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This Calder-like metal sculpture on the busy north edge of Eyre Square has lovely elements, representing the sails of the classic Galway hooker style of boat -- and the maritime and fishing heritage of Galway. Sadly, it is unidentified (Éamonn O'Doherty, 1984) despite newspaper reports...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The Fountain dominates one end of Eyre Square. It was not on when we saw it in the morning and when we walked by again later in day. It is a memorable piece of art but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We found a little bit of everything in this area of Galway. We enjoyed the experience of listening to the various musicians, the lively groups, the historical information, and the great amount of choices within walking distance! It sure makes me wish for something similar...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rhonda H
Reviewed 21 May 2018

On first seeing this sculpture I thought to myself it looks like the sailing rig of a small inshore fishing vessel from the late 19th Century. On getting home from our recent trip to Ireland and looking at the many photos I took I discovered...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is an unusual sculpture in Eyre Square. The park itself is a nice place to walk through and watch people milling about.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nice looking sculpture in Eyre Square lots of people mulling around.Honestly nothing special.most big cities have something similar.Large companies usually put some sort of artwork out front to bring something unique to their building.

Date of experience: October 2016
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a very unique artistic piece unlike any I have ever seen. It is worth the visit. Galway area is a great place to walk and you feel very safe.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank boxshop
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit even in the rain. There was a carnival visiting on this saint Patrick's weekend. Wet but still nice to see.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank saeb38
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