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lynch memorial window

On Market Street we saw the Lynch Memorial Window embedded in a wall above a built-up Gothic... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
koabug
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honolulu
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Add this to your walking tour of the city , interesting snap shot into history and won’t include... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
grommit35
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Oxfordshire
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 December 2011

The famous window is set in a stone facade. There is a local tradition that on of the Galway's former mayors James Lynch FitzStephen, hanged his son from the window of his home in 1493. Lynch's son had murdered a Spainish man in the care...More

4  Thank AnnaKurcinova
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We hung around and was taught by our guide about this being the spot of numerous hangings by the Lynch family, including their own son, who was found to have murdered a Spanish visitor. Not a lot to see here, but it is good that...More

1  Thank Martz4040
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

On Market Street we saw the Lynch Memorial Window embedded in a wall above a built-up Gothic doorway. It commemorates the 16th c. Mayor James Lynch FitzStephen, who condemned his son to death for the murder of a Spanish merchant. on the side of the...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Add this to your walking tour of the city , interesting snap shot into history and won’t include many extra steps to your tour!

1  Thank grommit35
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We hung around and was taught by our guide about this being the spot of numerous hangings by the Lynch family, including their own son, who was found to have murdered a Spanish visitor. Not a lot to see here, but it is good that...More

1  Thank Martz4040
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Lynch Memorial is the site of the first "lynching" when old man Lynch hung his son from the window after his son was acquitted for murdering a Spaniard that had been staying with them. It really isn't very much or very special, but if...More

1  Thank Erik K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Lynch Memorial is located just a few minutes walk from the main shopping street. The story behind the wall is interesting, and the plaques on it are interesting to view. It only takes a few minutes to visit. I would recommend looking at the...More

Thank JellyrollsKaren
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The history is interesting, and it's free but it's worth about 5 minutes for a picture and not much else. Not impressive, and there's not really much "view" wise around it. Other reviews have given history about it (scroll down) and plenty of pictures. I...More

Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is an interesting wall/memorial. It's just off the main tourist street in Galway, so there is really no reason to not stop by and see it before deciding on somewhere to eat or whatever it is you're doing. It's also a pokestop if you...More

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Lynch Memorial commemorates the hanging of his own son by Mayor Lynch in the late 15th century for the murder at sea of a young Spaniard. Unable to reach the public gallows due to a crowd wishing to have the son reprieved, Mayor Lynch...More

Thank Travel_Revival
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Mayor of Galway in the 15th Century hangs his condemned son for murder and this memorial marks the spot

1  Thank crowbird
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Lynch Memorial, situated in the vibrant Market Street, is of passing historic interest and has a story behind it from which the word 'lynch' has taken its meaning.

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