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Galway Civic Trust Dúchas Na Gaillimhe

Preserving and protecting Galway’s unique heritage

· Latest News ·

Romance down in Druid’s Lane

Melissa Shiels is wearing a 14th century style silk gown, she can be found on Instagram @oldfashionzeitgeist and her husband Seán Shiels is in armour, he can be found on Facebook.


Since our inception, the Trust has been involved in over 80 projects which aim to make Galway a better place to live, work in and visit.


Dúchas na Gaillimhe – Galway Civic Trust committed to protecting and enhancing Galway’s natural, built and cultural heritage.



The Hidden Treasure Heritage Trail of Galway city is a fun educational event ideal for schools, scouts, youth groups and families.

· Meet Our Team ·

Madeline Napier

Madeline Napier holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico, in Anthropology with a minor in Comparative Religions, and a master’s in Landscape Archaeology from NUIG.  Read more

Nuala Nolan

Nuala Nolan

Nuala Nolan is a former Galway City Councillor for the Galway City East Ward, replacing Cllr Derek Nolan, Labour Party, 2011 when he was elected to Dail Eireann. Nuala lives in Bowling Green, but is originally from College Road, Galway City. Read more

Brendan Savage

Brendan has over 30 years hands on experience in all things creative from opera to corporate events, he has excellent visualization skills and the ability to realize even the largest scale project  Read more



Kieran O’Conor

Kieran O’Conor is a graduate of University College, Dublin (UCD) and has a PhD from University College Cardiff, Wales. He worked during much of the 1990s for the Archaeological Survey Branch of the National Monuments Service Read more



Hall of the Red Earl

Custom House, Druid Lane

Galway, Ireland  H91 XV2C

Tel:    091 564946


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