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Hall of the Red Earl

Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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If you have ever dreamed of being Indiana Jones this is the place to see a real archaeological dig... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Msnider76653
A free peak into the past!

We stopped here as we were exploring the city of Galway. The site is small and self guided but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sid H
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Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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"archaeological site"
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"small exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"oldest building"
in 2 reviews
"modern building"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"quay street"
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"latin quarter"
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"tour guide"
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"ruins"
in 9 reviews
"foundation"
in 7 reviews
"archaeology"
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"medieval"
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"excavations"
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"century"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever dreamed of being Indiana Jones this is the place to see a real archaeological dig site. Kids will enjoy this one as well. While not as big as one would hope, this is a realistic site and very educational.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here as we were exploring the city of Galway. The site is small and self guided but it gives you a good perspective on the history and development of the city. The displays help to bring to life the Hall of the Red...More

Thank Sid H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This archaeological site has been significantly upgraded, with interesting sign boards describing the history, the architecture, and even the way the Government building was redesigned to allow this find to be displayed. We were fortunate to be met by a local guide who gave us...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Interesting to see some of the old city and the artifacts found when digging. Nicely displayed and you can see some of it from the street as walls are glass from the outside - something different and we did not pay to go in.

Thank canadianinriyadh
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A quick activity just off the Main Street. Just a walk through piece of archaeology. Let's you see relics from the past.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I was literally here for like five minutes. This place was kind of difficult to find and when I found it, it was a bit of a let down. It's cool that a medieval hall was found but it's small and no kind of history...More

Thank Briseida C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

A very small but interesting museum and remains of a medieval hall. There is a viewing window if the museum is closed . Worth a look will only take 10mins to go around.

1  Thank grommit35
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The museum was closed but because it’s surrounded in glass windows you can see in and view all the stones from the dig - I just wish there was a way to get the history on this place when the museum is closed.

1  Thank akacicz
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

If it's closed, you can still see it through the glass. With such an imposing name, we expected something more significant. That said, it's free. It will take about 5 minutes to walk through and around. There are things you can read about, but you...More

1  Thank drironwoman
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Though this excavation site you can learn about the history of the development of Galway. Very small. Won''t take that much time, but it is worth a stop to look in and see the history. It is right in the latin quarter.

Thank panama2000
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