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The Lynch Memorial

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Interesting bit of history anyhow

The Lynch Memorial is the site of the first "lynching" when old man Lynch hung his son from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erik K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Small diversion just steps from the main shopping area

The Lynch Memorial is located just a few minutes walk from the main shopping street. The story... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lynch Memorial is the site of the first "lynching" when old man Lynch hung his son from the window after his son was acquitted for murdering a Spaniard that had been staying with them. It really isn't very much or very special, but if...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Lynch Memorial is located just a few minutes walk from the main shopping street. The story behind the wall is interesting, and the plaques on it are interesting to view. It only takes a few minutes to visit. I would recommend looking at the...More

Thank JellyrollsKaren
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The history is interesting, and it's free but it's worth about 5 minutes for a picture and not much else. Not impressive, and there's not really much "view" wise around it. Other reviews have given history about it (scroll down) and plenty of pictures. I...More

Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an interesting wall/memorial. It's just off the main tourist street in Galway, so there is really no reason to not stop by and see it before deciding on somewhere to eat or whatever it is you're doing. It's also a pokestop if you...More

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Lynch Memorial commemorates the hanging of his own son by Mayor Lynch in the late 15th century for the murder at sea of a young Spaniard. Unable to reach the public gallows due to a crowd wishing to have the son reprieved, Mayor Lynch...More

Thank Travel_Revival
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Mayor of Galway in the 15th Century hangs his condemned son for murder and this memorial marks the spot

1  Thank crowbird
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Lynch Memorial, situated in the vibrant Market Street, is of passing historic interest and has a story behind it from which the word 'lynch' has taken its meaning.

Thank BrigitteAttard
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Easy to walk by without noticing, but I found it to be an interesting part of the history of Galway. The church that is close by is beautiful.

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Sad story of how The Lord Mayor (also town judge) had to lynch his own son after he murdered another man. This mock up shows the window in which it carried out, located behind St Nicolas' Church.

2  Thank beas006
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Hearing the history of the Lynch family and their importance in the city of Galway throughout decades and decades, the term lynching definitely comes to mind. In the 15th century, Galway Mayor James Lynch, found out that his son had not only done some embezzlement...More

1  Thank pglaw
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