Eyre Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

1. Galway: Welcome to Galway Walking Tour

Discover the streets of Galway and learn about the music and culture that makes this city famous. Marvel at the beautiful buildings, small canals, and the lively streets filled with pubs and shops. Listen to stories about the city's rich culture and history from an experienced local guide. Start your walking tour at the Explore Galway Kiosk in Eyre Square, also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. This spot is right in the heart of the city and it's surrounded by shops, restaurants, and pubs. Then, walk through the narrow streets and busy squares to start exploring. Learn about the heritage, culture, and local life from your expert local guide. See how Celtic and Medieval influences have shaped this city's rich history. Also, hear stories about people who have lived in Galway over the years. Get to know the city's local music and language on the tour as well.

Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Galway City: Guided 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Experience Galway from a historical, cultural, and modern point of view. With your expert guide, discover key points of interest and get insider tips on food, drink, and other activities in the city. Start the tour at the historical Eyre Square area. Learn first about wealthy merchant families who made Galway one of the wealthiest places in medieval Europe. Hear further tales of invaders, visiting presidents, movie stars, and the local legends who helped put Galway on the map. Stroll through the medieval city center, with several stops en route to highlight the historical significance of the area. See sights like the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle, and Saint Nicholas's Collegiate church, among others. Get a glimpse of what makes Galway so important when it comes to its fame as a haven for artists. Learn more about cultural events such as the Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Film Festival which take place during the year. Conclude the tour at the buzzing Spanish Arch area beside the sea, with a detailed introduction given to the Claddagh village and its people.

Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Galway: City Centre App-Based Self-Guided Audio Tour

Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you’ll soon discover. We will visit the key sites on this walking tour, with insights into modern Galway along the way, as well as a journey through 800 years of history. 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 as we make our way through the centre of Galway from John F Kennedy Park to the banks of the river Corrib. 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 I’ll take you to places you’d never find on your own. Galway is a safe city where there’s ‘craic’ to be had and the living is easy! If you only take one tour while in Ireland, choose this one!

Galway: Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. Galway: Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

This lovingly tour takes you through the charming and often sung about old port city of Galway on Ireland's west coast. Galway is full of historical events, but is also a lively small town with countless pubs and live music and also the stronghold of Irish traditional festivals. Over 100 festivals take place here every year! The tour takes you from the famous Eyre Square at the main station, where J. F. Kennedy spoke, through the old town to Claddagh, on the often sung about Galway Bay. Explore Galway and its highlights in an entertaining way, with lots of music. Discover many hidden details that will surprise you. For example, which famous sailor went ashore here, where Ed Sheeran once lived and who the Galway Girl really was. Find out! The walk is about 3 kilometres long and takes about 2.5 hours. It's a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or even on your own. It's like being shown around Galway by a good friend. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, using a smartphone browser. Enjoy the Galway Girl at Galway Bay! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

The "Walk, Talk, Taste" Walking Tour of Galway City!

5. The "Walk, Talk, Taste" Walking Tour of Galway City!

This tour is the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best local food and drinks Galway City has to offer. This isn't a 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳, more so it is an Irish Welcome, where you get to walk, talk and taste your way through Galway City centre. Immerse yourself in the heart of Galway's history, culture, and folklore with a local guide who is a true Irish food and drink connoisseur. Fill your belly and feed your curiosity with insights into the city's past and present. Meet your guide and kick start an evening of revelry in Galway City. Indulge your senses as you taste a medley of traditional Irish food and experience a spectrum of modern and local drinks. Delve into the flavors that have defined the nation's culinary landscape for generations. Discover the city's medieval charm and rich heritage as you stroll past historic landmarks, medieval city walls, and vibrant storefronts. Watch captivating performances by street artists. With newfound knowledge of the city's culinary and entertainment hotspots, make the most of your visit to Galway.

Galway: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

6. Galway: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Galway, is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you'll soon discover. Come with me, your local guide, as we visit all the key historical sights as we journey through 800 years of the city's history. Explore Eyre Square and Galway's Latin Quarter which is steeped in history.Visit the King's Head pub and discover the significance of its name. Explore Saint Nicholas Church, the oldest functioning medieval church in Ireland and learn about some of the 18 seiges that the city has experienced. With a visit to Lynches Castle, discover what life was life for the townsfolk back in medieval times and discover who the 14 tribes of Galway were. Discover the secrets of the Claddagh Ring at the Claddagh Ring Museum. Visit the old Fishmarket Square and Spanish Arch and discover the rich history and traditions attached to the area. Visit the Spanish Arch, Long Walk and the Old Fishmarket. Discover the rich maritime heritage of the Claddagh fishing village and the Spanish Arch. Except wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Burren Hills in Co. Clare. Wander the River Corrib Walk, discover the story behind the Nuns Island and visit the majestic Galway Cathedral, once the City's penitentiary.. By the end of our tour you will know the city centre like a local and expect plenty of stories too, some fun, some gruesome! Some of the highlights include: • Saint Nicholas Church • The Spanish Arch •King Head Pub • Fishmarket • Lynch Memorial •City Walls • Medieval quarter •The Cathedral and the Nuns Island •The River Corrib Walk

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What people are saying about Eyre Square

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Gary was local and had shared nice hidden history about the place and answered all the questions we had and he had nice recommendations as well. I would recommend Gary to everyone.

Great tour - were able to choose the time to suit our itinerary. Gary was able to answer our questions and made it both relevant and entertaining. Would totally recommend

Our guide, Gary was terrific. He tailored our tour to our interests, age & very shitty weather ……. Bravo

Our guide was very knowledgeable and excellent in his oratory. We enjoyed the time and the experience

Top tour, great overview of the history of Ireland and the city of Galway.