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Address: Druid Lane, Galway, Ireland
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Small, but very interesting

Right off the main tourist area, this is well worth the visit. It only takes a few minutes (maybe 10-15). On a small side street so not horribly obvious.

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Mechelen, Belgium
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably important historically, but there isn't that much to see. Yet it couldn't drop in here just before getting a pint on shop street.

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Thank Klaas R
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Right off the main tourist area, this is well worth the visit. It only takes a few minutes (maybe 10-15). On a small side street so not horribly obvious.

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Thank Annakru
Qld
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great place to stop off as you wander the mediaeval streets of Galway. A well presented, free archaeological site that gives a view of the original city layout.

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Thank 470SamH
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

There aren't many places where you can see the original footprint the Norman invaders left! If you've got any sense of history or culture, this nicely preserved site is the perfect place to reflect on the invasion of Connaught and the establishment of a walled city on what was then, the very edge of Christendom.

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Thank mick_collier
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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644 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You only need spend 10 minutes here but it was nice that something so interesting was free to the public, we literally just wandered in off the street and took a couple of photos !

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Thank Mister J
Tucson
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Excavation area of the hall. Steps away from the main pedestrian strip. Interesting look into medieval Galway. Worth the few minutes it takes to check it out.

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Thank jamginsu
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in on our way to wander the town and I was delighted to engage in conversation with a gentleman who was the representative of the museum. He was very knowledgeable, answering questions about the site, the history of Galway and how and why so little of its early days are preserved. The ruins themselves are small, but with... More 

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Thank Gdi P
Galway, Ireland
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500 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wonderful Medieval Hall of the Red Earl and of the famous Druid lane. The old walls of Galway and the could be the oldest but this is a great visit.

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Thank Anna N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

You'd walk by the place and never know it was there. In prepping for a new building extension, workers found the remains of an old customs house. Instead of destroying it, they built over it, preserving the ruin beneath. It is small, but definitely take advantage of the OPW guide working in the tiny office for more information. A wonderful... More 

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Thank Dan H
Norwell, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I rate this average because there is not much to it, but it is interesting and quick to see (5-10 minutes) while you are in the center of Galway. Mainly just foundations of the Hall is what you will see. it's FREE.

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