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Address: Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 91 568302

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It feels a bit weird having a whole shopping centre built around the walls, would prefer a more respectable scene to the history of this place but still it's a landmark of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
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Castletown Geoghegan, Ireland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Who would believe the medieval city walls were actually located on the inside of the Eyre square shopping centre. Historic and unique. Must see for yourself.

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Castletown Geoghegan, Ireland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It feels a bit weird having a whole shopping centre built around the walls, would prefer a more respectable scene to the history of this place but still it's a landmark of great history and they look very well preserved. Children loved it!

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Tipperary
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55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

to wander the streets of Galway and be face to face with the 15th century walls... evidence of Spanish occupation in the area and the sturdy robust structures still standing proudly is an amazing thing to see yourself... I stood in wonder and awe of this ... I would encourage you to wander the streets of Galway and head down... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

studying at the moment our great heritage and took a trip around our city today but only with the help of our tutor could we really know where these great pieces of history be found galway city is not marketed any way to let visitor or local know what's what

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Medieval Period or Middle Ages lasted for a millennium, from the 5th to the 15th centuries. Reminiscent of the approximate 2,000 Irish castles, Galway’s Medieval City Walls are part of what was the city’s defenses against seagoing marauders during those ten centuries. Spaniards in the 1500s added four Spanish Arches to those walls. Galway’s civic pride in these historic... More 

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paphos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were in a small group with a local guide. The guide had a huge depth of knowledge, and the tour was a very pleasant experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Parts of old city wall can be seen throughout in eyre square shopping centre, tax office and kirwans lane. Nice to see a little bit of the history and have sense of the city as it once was....

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Berkshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

You can see what is left of these walls near the Spanish arch and near the Eyre Square Shopping centre, the walls have not all survived, but interesting to see what is left of the walls. But Galway is such a pretty city to wander about in, that it was always a must on my list, and now I have... More 

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Dublin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

City walls imply something surrounding the city. Small broken bits of wall do not a walled city make!

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Galway, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Although sold as a medieval walled city, they can be hard to find. Galway does however still feed like a medieval walled city so that's not so bad. The walls are the walls though - made of stone and just there - not so much to write home about ...

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