Welcome to Galway City, where history meets enchantment! Join us on a fascinating tour as we explore the hidden gems that lie along the waterways of this vibrant city. On Thursday 7th December, starting at 12pm from the iconic Hall of the Red Earl, prepare to embark on a delightful journey that will captivate your senses for approximately 2 hours.

Unveiling Galway’s Waterways: Galway City’s waterways have long been a source of inspiration and intrigue. As we stroll along the picturesque rivers and canals, you’ll discover the rich heritage and fascinating stories that have shaped this charming city. Our knowledgeable guides from the Galway Civic Trust will take you on a magical adventure, unearthing the secrets that lie beneath the surface.

Starting at the Hall of the Red Earl: Our meeting point, the Hall of the Red Earl, sets the stage for a memorable experience. This beautifully restored medieval building, nestled on the banks of the River Corrib, is steeped in history and offers a glimpse into Galway’s past. From here, we’ll embark on a journey that will transport you through time.

Exploring Galway’s Waterways: As we make our way through the heart of the city, we’ll encounter historic bridges, charming waterfront promenades, and lively quays. You’ll be mesmerized by the architectural wonders that grace the riverbanks, such as the iconic Spanish Arch and the elegant Salmon Weir Bridge. Prepare to be captivated by the stories of the merchants, sailors, and adventurers who once traversed these very waters.

Witnessing Nature’s Beauty: The waterways of Galway City are not only rich in history but also offer breathtaking natural beauty. Along our route, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the River Corrib and the surrounding landscapes. Keep an eye out for graceful swans gliding along the water, and if we’re lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of playful otters or elusive kingfishers.

Heritage Week Highlights: Our Galway City’s Waterways tour was a resounding success during Heritage Week last August, and we’re excited to bring it back for another memorable experience. Previous participants raved about the knowledgeable guides and the immersive stories that brought the city’s history to life. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of something truly special.

Join us on Thursday 7th December, starting at 12pm,

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