Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Galway

Galway is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Galway one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Galway is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Galway or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Galway. Explore the historical monuments of Galway with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Galway guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Galway page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Galway with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Dunguaire Castle

    #1 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Dunguaire Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Performance

    Address: Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    What would you do if you had a big old castle lying about the place? Turn it into dinner theatre, of course. You didn’t expect this in your list of things to do in Galway did you? In summer, the...Read more

  2. Circle Of Life Commemorative Garden

    #2 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Circle Of Life Commemorative Garden

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Sculpture

    Address: Quincentennial Park, Salthill, Galway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a rare kind of garden – one to commemorate those who donated their organs. There is something mystic, something spiritual about it, but that is hard to describe. Birdsong fills the air. ...Read more

  3. Hall Of The Red Earl

    #3 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Hall Of The Red Earl

    Tags: Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Address: Custom House, Druid Lane. Galway, Republic of Ireland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:45 pm Details

    When the Office of Public Works tried to expand operation onto this site in 1997, they got the surprise of their life – archaeological remains of a 13th century building that had fallen into rui...Read more

  4. Fisheries Tower

    #4 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Fisheries Tower

    Tags: Museum, Tower, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Fisheries Tower, Wolfe Tone Bridge, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This museum tower, dedicated to the history of fishing in Galway, and the only one of its kind in Ireland, was established on 1850s. Over the years, it fell into disrepair and was almost demolished. H...Read more

  5. Kirwan's Lane

    #5 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Kirwan's Lane

    Tags: Bar, Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Kirwan's Ln, Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm Details

    Hands down the best restaurant-bar in Galway. Kirwan’s Lane is famed for its delicious Seafood Bar (sometime people drive over from surrounding towns just for that). And it’s not just the ...Read more

  6. Dun Aengus

    #6 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Dun Aengus

    Tags: Archaeological Site

    Address: Kilmurvy, Co. Galway, Ireland

    Since its development in 1100 BC, Dún Aonghasa is a famous archaeological site which started giving access to the public. The nearby information centre will help you know about the things to se...Read more

  7. Clifden Castle

    #7 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Clifden Castle

    Tags: Castle

    Address: Clifden Castle, Clifden Demesne, Co. Galway, Ireland

    The ruin of the Clifden Castle in the rolling Connemara countryside of Galway County dates back to 1818 and is now a picturesque architectural digest. Built for the local landowner John D’Arcy, ...Read more

  8. Galway Cathedral

    #8 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Galway Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Galway, Ireland

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This sombre, elegant and grand looking Catholic Church is the seat of the arch-diocese. It was also only built in the last century, yet every Galway tour will take you past here. Easily the most impre...Read more

  9. Lynch's Castle

    #9 of 9 Historical Places in Galway
    Lynch's Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Lynch's Castle, Shop St, Galway. Ireland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    With a construction that dates back to the year 1490, Lynch's Castle stands tall as a former abode of the family that ruled the city for the longest time ever. The Lynch family, to be precise, lived i...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Galway

  • Save 9% Connemara Half-Day Gaelic Experience
    Connemara Half-Day Gaelic ExperienceNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

    Winner of the 2017/2018 Irish Cultural Experience Award. Embark on a guided excursion and enjoy the complete Connemara Gaelic...

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  • Save 7% Strokestown Park - House, Gardens & National Famine Museum
    Strokestown Park - House, Gardens & National Famine MuseumNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Strokestown Park House is an 18th century mansion which has been faithfully restored. It is unique in that it retains its ori...

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  • Save 7% Galway Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tour
    Galway Gravedigger Ghost Bus TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Step back in time aboard a customised Ghost bus for a 2-hour journey through Galway city at night  Engage with professio...

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  • Wild Atlantic Way Tour-North-6 Days
    Wild Atlantic Way Tour-North-6 DaysNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Days

    The Wild Atlantic Way - North will take you from the bohemian city of Galway to Donegal in Northern Ireland. We wil...

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