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Hall of the Red Earl

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Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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A hidden gem in Galway City Centre

We stumbled upon this hall more than anything, but we were really glad we did - it's free, and one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie B

Not a massive site but probably worth a visit nonetheless. Like having a nosey at this type of... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Larne, United Kingdom
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Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this hall more than anything, but we were really glad we did - it's free, and one of the people who worked there came and gave us a tour of the site. It is a small site, but the tour guide was...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Not a massive site but probably worth a visit nonetheless. Like having a nosey at this type of thing trying to image what things were like for the people back in the day. No doubt it was grim but they didn't know anything else I...More

Thank thedodger2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting free exhibit in the center of Galway. If you are in the Latin Quarter, definitely worth a look. Entrance is free, and it only takes a few minutes to look around.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Maybe in our haste I missed it, but we walked past with our tour group, stepped inside and saw some rock piles. I didn't see an exhibit or a docent or anything - just rocks

Thank rfuchs0917
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This preserved archaeological site located under a modern building has some descriptive panels and maps so you can see what it is, but there was also a man who introduced himself as the guide to the site and gave us much more information. He was...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

In the middle of the old city, down what looks like an alley, under a modern government building (the Customs House) there is an archeological site revealing the foundation of a Medieval building, the Hall of the Red Earl, one of Galway's aristocratic lords from...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Probably important historically, but there isn't that much to see. Yet it couldn't drop in here just before getting a pint on shop street.

Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Right off the main tourist area, this is well worth the visit. It only takes a few minutes (maybe 10-15). On a small side street so not horribly obvious.

Thank Annakru
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great place to stop off as you wander the mediaeval streets of Galway. A well presented, free archaeological site that gives a view of the original city layout.

Thank 470SamH
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There aren't many places where you can see the original footprint the Norman invaders left! If you've got any sense of history or culture, this nicely preserved site is the perfect place to reflect on the invasion of Connaught and the establishment of a walled...More

Thank mick_collier
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