18 August, 3pm – 5pm

  • Hall of the Red Earl
  • Custom House, Druid Lane Galway, Ireland
  • H91 XV2C
  • Co. Galway – City

Free performance in the archeological remains of the Red Earl’s Hall. Come along and enjoy the beautiful ambience of medieval music played by the harpists and recorders of Galway Early Music.

The remains of the original de Burgo Hall were uncovered in 1997 when work began on a proposed extension to The Custom House. The hall was originally a church like structure with large, round headed windows and opposing entrances in its south-eastern end. In essence, it acted as medieval equivalent of a tax-office, courthouse and town-hall rolled into one. The hall was reported to be in a ruinous state by the middle of the 16th century while the famous 1651 map of Galway certainly shows it as that.

The remains are now preserved and on view to the public, as one of the Galway Civic Trust’s ongoing projects.

We are thrilled to be able to bring some music back into the hall. This performance is informal and you can drop in and drop out as you wish.

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Galway Civic Trust / Dúchas na Gaillimhe

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