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Lassies, castles and battles: Explore Galway on an audio walking tour

Galway, Ireland

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60 to 75 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you’ll soon discover on this self-guided audio tour. Just download the VoiceMap app, click on Galway and choose "A meander through the medieval Quarter to the River Corrib".

We will visit the key sites on this walking tour, with insights into modern Galway along the way. In the medieval quarter, you’ll hear about events both surprising and some gruesome. Then we’ll visit some of the famous and lesser known sites. The tour is narrated by a qualified Failte Ireland Tour Guide, Derek Spillane.

Some of the highlights include:

• Saint Nicholas Church and its 1651 map of Galway
• The Spanish Arch and the City Walls
• Wild swans on the Claddagh shore
• Learn where the word “lynched” comes from
• Discover who the Tribes of Galway were
• Hear how Richard Martin founded the R.S.P.C.A and delve into the darker side to his character
• Tips on how to spot the famous Claddagh ring

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland

The tour briefly passes through Eyre Square and the John F Kennedy Park.

Pass By: Lynch's Castle, 40 Shop St, Galway, H91 W400, Ireland

The tour passes by the impressive Lynch's Castle on Shop Street. You'll stop for a short moment while hearing the history of the castle.

Pass By: St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Market Street, Galway Ireland

The tour passes St Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

Pass By: The Kings

The Location

Where To Go

Tourist Information Centre Galway, Galway Tourist Information Centre, Aras Fáilte, 21 Forster St, Galway, H91 C9Y3, Ireland

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/6/2020 - 10/24/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Galway, Ireland

Return details

Spanish Arch, 2 The Long Walk, Galway, Ireland

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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