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The Hall of the Red Earl is an archaeological excavation, clearly visible from Druid's Lane. It has an explanation about the site clearly visible through the glass. The Earl was a medieval lord, the site dates from the 13th century. We found it by accident...More
Found this only because we had the Rick Steve’s guide book and were following the walking tour in it. It is a real archeological excavation made open to the public. Takes 5-10 minutes to walk through but is a fascinating glimpse of medieval Galway presrved...More
In the pedestrian quarter, on a little pedestrian side street off busy Quay Street, this glass-fronted archaeological excavation is exposed for you to walk around and into. The documentation posters and 1651 city map lay it out well. [Going to the Galway City Museum afterwards...More
The Hall of the Red Earl is interesting if you happen to be nearby. We were right around the corner and, although it was closed when we were there, you can still look through the glass and see the remnants of this Medieval building. I...More
If you have ever dreamed of being Indiana Jones this is the place to see a real archaeological dig site. Kids will enjoy this one as well. While not as big as one would hope, this is a realistic site and very educational.
We stopped here as we were exploring the city of Galway. The site is small and self guided but it gives you a good perspective on the history and development of the city. The displays help to bring to life the Hall of the Red...More
This archaeological site has been significantly upgraded, with interesting sign boards describing the history, the architecture, and even the way the Government building was redesigned to allow this find to be displayed. We were fortunate to be met by a local guide who gave us...More
Interesting to see some of the old city and the artifacts found when digging. Nicely displayed and you can see some of it from the street as walls are glass from the outside - something different and we did not pay to go in.