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Oldest building in Galway!

Read about this sight in Rich Steve’s guidebook and it was well worth the time and effort! The... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
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Unexpexted back street archeology

Found this only because we had the Rick Steve’s guide book and were following the walking tour in... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Read about this sight in Rich Steve’s guidebook and it was well worth the time and effort! The cost is right as it is free and the small sight gives you a glimpse into the past of The rulers of Galway! Recommended particularly for history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This location shows the old remains of the city buildings from hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Interesting to see. Only takes a few minutes to visit. No tour. No cost. It’s not really even a building. Just a preserved area to walk through. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PSimms
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Hall of the Red Earl is an archaeological excavation, clearly visible from Druid's Lane. It has an explanation about the site clearly visible through the glass. The Earl was a medieval lord, the site dates from the 13th century. We found it by accident...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Found this only because we had the Rick Steve’s guide book and were following the walking tour in it. It is a real archeological excavation made open to the public. Takes 5-10 minutes to walk through but is a fascinating glimpse of medieval Galway presrved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hyracotherium
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its great that there are places in the city that are free for tourists and I especially like this one. All the staff are Volunteers with a passion. Recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sean O
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Just a little piece of history off the main street, doesn't take more than five minutes to see and read the billboards but it's free so nothing to moan about

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

In the pedestrian quarter, on a little pedestrian side street off busy Quay Street, this glass-fronted archaeological excavation is exposed for you to walk around and into. The documentation posters and 1651 city map lay it out well. [Going to the Galway City Museum afterwards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The Hall of the Red Earl is interesting if you happen to be nearby. We were right around the corner and, although it was closed when we were there, you can still look through the glass and see the remnants of this Medieval building. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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