YDU knows Galway, Ireland.
Galway, a colorful city in the west of Ireland, is know for its maritime history and its vital nightlife. In the spring of 2019, YDU Tours will spend a delightful afternoon in this port town with all of its dining, shopping, and site-seeing wonderfulness.
Some of Galway’s gems include:
- The Claddagh – the part of Galway where the traditional Claddagh ring was created – it’s situated right on the water with beautiful views of the city
- Christopher Columbus’ statue – researched his voyage there. In 1477, Christopher Columbus visited Galway and this was noted in the margin of his copy of Imago Mundi. The people of his birthplace, Genoa in Italy, presented a memorial to the people of Galway in commemoration of this visit.
- St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church (Church of Ireland) is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland still regularly used. Christopher Columbus almost certainly worshipped here in 1477.
- Galway City Museum portrays the fascinating history of this ancient town. For instance, in 1473 Galway was almost destroyed by fire. However, this provided the impetus for its wealthy citizens to erect lavish houses e.g. Lynch’s Castle, and the city was rebuilt in a planned fashion.
- Lynch’s castle (the residence of one of the Mayors of Galway and now a bank) is the oldest building in Ireland in daily commercial use.
There are 35 heritage sites, 31 museums and 10 art galleries in Galway City and County.
– Galway Cathedral, the iconic, modern stone church in the heart of the city
– Michael Fury’s grave featured in James Joyce’s story, “The Dead”
– Ard Bia restaurant, one of Galway’s most enduring restaurants, housed in one of the city’s most iconic restaurant space
Come with us to Ireland in 2019 and see theses lovely Galways places. Just click on one of the buttons below to reserve your spot. Check out the YDU Tours page for more info.