County Galway

Galway may takes it’s name from ‘Gallibh’ meaning the ‘Foreigners Town’.
or from the name from it’s river, in which Gaillimh, the daughter of Breasail was drowned,
or possibly from the ‘Gallaeci’ people from Northern Spain.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Galway

Portumna Castle, Portumna. County Galway 1618


Rare transitional castle to mansion Portumna Castle was built in 1618 and is regarded as an interesting example of Irish architecture in the transition between the medieval fortified tower house and the classical [...]

Portumna Castle, Portumna. County Galway 16182020-04-29T19:40:49+00:00

Killary Harbour, Lennane. County Galway


Ireland's only fjord Killary Harbour is classified as Ireland's only fjord. It is located beside the beautiful village of Leenane which is often aptly described as the Gateway to Connemara. It forms a [...]

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Kylemore Abbey, Pollacappul. County Galway 1871


One of the most beautiful settings in Ireland Kylemore Abbey is located in a beautiful glaciated valley in Connemara, co. Galway. It was built in 1871 as a private residence for Manchester Industrialists [...]

Kylemore Abbey, Pollacappul. County Galway 18712020-05-06T14:10:35+00:00

Cloonacauneen Castle, Cloonacaueen. County Galway 1550


A beautifully restored fortified tower house & A beautiful wedding venue Cloonacauneen Castle is a stunning 15th-century tower house situated on the outskirts of Galway City. Unusually, the majority of Cloonacaueen's owners have [...]

Cloonacauneen Castle, Cloonacaueen. County Galway 15502020-04-29T19:46:49+00:00

Galway University. Galway City 1849


A World ranking University that's a Tudor-Gothic replica of Christ's College in Oxford  Galway University opened it's doors on the 30th of October 1849 to 63 students and was then known as Queen's [...]

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