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The Medieval City Walls

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Address: Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 568 302

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It's neat that these walls are exposed. You can find them in different parts of the city, but the easiest place is the shopping center off of Eyre square...basically its like... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Sullimeag
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a neat little shopping mall, happened across it whilst I was in Galway recently, love the ancient structure of the place, very cool.

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I ducked in here through an unassuming doorway on Quay Street, looking for a restroom. What a surprise to find myself in a shopping mall with an old city wall in the lower level! Bright, cheery, with a nice history about Galway along the wall. btw - restrooms are 20 cents. Nice and clean.

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Novato, California
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

It's neat that these walls are exposed. You can find them in different parts of the city, but the easiest place is the shopping center off of Eyre square...basically its like going to the mall to see a pieces of history. So it almost seems more like part of the cheesy mall decour than a real attractions. Don't get me... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

It was interesting that the old walls still remained in the main mall of Galway. I knew we would see history all around us in Ireland but it was kind of nice to see it while we were shopping for souvenirs :).

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

A portion of the city wall are ok to see but they are in the middle of a modern, busy shopping mall. I felt like I was at Disneyland. I wouldn't go out of my way for a visit.

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Thank Timothy M
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We knew nothing about the history of the town of Galway until finding the Medieval City Walls. Enclosed within the Eyre Shopping Centre, the designer of the story, as told in wall pages, was written in a way anyone could understand. It was interesting and very well researched. A credit to the local authority.

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Thank 540Rupert
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Go on, go on, go on, have the Tea in front of the Medieval City Walls and watch the world go by then shop rest or eat.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

we went shopping the morning after a hen party and it was really nice and not to busy on a Sunday, there are plenty of great shops and coffee shops here and the Penny's is brilliant size

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Thank saraghlou
West Hartford
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Located in the center of Galway, this was a very interesting find. It was easy to miss. Local guide at the wall findings was very informative.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you're in Galway anyway, you may as well take a look. I appreciate history and it was fun to imagine the people who might have lived in these walls over the centuries. It's next to Eyre Square and a minute or two from the Latin Quarter.

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