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Galway's legendary walking tour !

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 347 reviews.Galway, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Neil

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The legendary tour centers around the tale of the Lynch family. Its a fascinating tale of how Walter Lynch is accused and tried for the murder of a visiting Spaniard who was a little too interested in his beautiful wife to be...or was he ? The story ends in a dramatic climax...but you will have to take the tour for that finale !

We also look at the legend of the Claddagh ring with a tale connected to Caribbean pirates, North African slave owners and a gold ring that speaks of eternal love.

Christopher Columbus makes his appearance too, looking for a new way to China, but worrying that Atlantis might stand in his way.

These and other tales are woven together in a 80-90 minute walk through the city. Its taken at a gentle pace to bring in all the major places of interest and embed them into the story of our city.
The legendary tour centers around the tale of the Lynch family. Its a fascinating tale of how Walter Lynch is accused and tried for the murder of a visiting Spaniard who was a little too interested in his beautiful wife to be...or was he ? The story ends in a dramatic climax...but you will have to take the tour for that finale !

We also look at the legend of the Claddagh ring with a tale connected to Caribbean pirates, North African…

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Book for 4 guests, save 10% or more
Fri, Sep 25
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$16 per person
$16 per person
Sat, Sep 26
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$16 per person
$16 per person
Sat, Sep 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$16 per person
$16 per person

Meet your host, Neil

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SPECIAL NOTE: Experiences are always limited to 10 people, but if you would like a private tour please send me an enquiry to schedule a different time.

CHILDREN (under 16) are always free with us, and very welcome!
(and we have a few special stories waiting for them)

We have been running walking tours for over 10 years now, and just love the opportunity to show off our fabulous city. I have always loved history, and used to teach it when working as a educator. History is however so much more than the bare facts, so the stories that get wrapped around the events tend to be even more fascinating and memorable. It's a privilege to be part of the 'story-telling' tradition of the West of Ireland.

PLEASE NOTE : This tour is not aimed at 'History buffs', its about legends, stories, fun and 'getting under the skin' of Galway. Enjoy
SPECIAL NOTE: Experiences are always limited to 10 people, but if you would like a private tour please send me an enquiry to schedule a different time.

CHILDREN (under 16) are always free with us, and very welcome!
(and we have a few special stories waiting for them)

We have been running walking tours for over 10 years now, and just love the opportunity to show off our fabulous city. I have always loved history, and used to teach it when working as a educator. Hist…
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Where you'll be

Galway is a fine medieval town, but it has alot of 'hidden' history. We start in the area of Eyre Square, looking for hidden history in the grand old Hardiman Hotel. After a diverting story about a stubbon Irish donkey we're then off to find Colombus' hidden drinking den, the city walls and even where Ed Sheeran knocked out tunes in his busking days. And that's before we get to the Claddagh rings and the Irish version of Atlantis !

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 347 reviews.

Michelle
September 2020
First time going o a tour in Galway even though I have been to the city many times. I felt it was well worth while and I am glad I booked it. We were taken to places in Galway that I did not know existed.
Christine
September 2020
Really enjoyed the walk around Galway, hearing about the history of the town, the buildings and some of the inhabitants. Highly recommended experience.
Edel
August 2020
The Walking Tour with Neil was very relaxed and enjoyable . Neil has many stories up his sleeve, some unexpected twists and is a friendly and enthusiastic guide .
Tobias
August 2020
Neil is a very friendly Guide. He took a lot care of his Group. He told us a lot of interesting facts about the history of the city. I can recommend if you’re in to historical Knowledge.
Kasia
August 2020
Fabulous tour. Neil was a great guide with plenty of insight of the local history. He was also passionate and you could tell he loved what he was doing. If we come again, we’ll be bringing family for a re-do of the tour!
Marc
August 2020
Neil was a very friendly and informative guide who brought us to nooks and crannies that we never would have found without him, regaling us with very entertaining stories of Galway’s varied history. Highly recommended

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  • Fri, Sep 25
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Sun, Sep 27
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Mon, Sep 28
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $16 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    $16 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    $16 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Dont worry about it raining - we have plenty of places to hide out of the rain !

What to bring

We try to keep out of the rain...but it's not unknown to rain here...put suncream on your brolly !