Dúchas na Gaillimhe – Galway Civic Trust is a heritage charity committed to protecting and enhancing Galway’s natural, built and cultural heritage for the benefit of all. The Trust adopts a hands-on approach which includes supporting a number of other non-profit and charity organisations and undertaking improvement, conservation and education projects in support of its mission.

Established in 1992, we have completed over 50 projects, ranging from the erection of historic wall plaques to the refurbishment of Rusheen Bay Bird Sanctuary and restoration of the Fishery Watch Tower at Wolfe Tone Bridge.

In partnership with the Department of Social Protection, Galway City Council and Galway County Council, Galway Chamber of Commerce & Industry, The Heritage Council of Ireland, and the local community, we undertake works for the enhancement of Galway city and county

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Who we are…

Cé muid féin?



Dúchas na Gaillimhe – Galway Civic Trust is a hands-on heritage organisation with a mission to take practical steps to protect and enhance Galway’s natural, built and cultural heritage for the benefit of all.


Tá Dúchas na Gaillimhe tiomanta dár dteanga dhúchais  a chosaint agus a chur chun cinn. Tá sé seo préamhaithe  inár mana a thagann ón seanfhocal “As dúchas dóchas”.


By supporting us, you lend your voice to our voice, thereby together making a stronger case for culturally sensitive developments and protection of our heritage.


Also we actively aim to support heritage, conservation, community groups and organisations through active support.



Ní neart go cur le chéile

There is no strength without unity



What the Trust does… Céard a dhéanann muid?

* Committed to protecting and enhancing Galway’s natural, built and cultural heritage.

* Presentation and maintenance of local heritage sites e.g. Fishery Watchtower, Hall of the Red Earl, Circle of Life Garden.

* Guided walks, talks and publications.

* Promote heritage within local primary and secondary schools and third level institutions.

* Full program of local events as part of National Heritage Week.

* Help contribute to making Galway more attractive to invest, work and live in.

* Help promote Galway as a bi-lingual city.

* Support the work of other Heritage organisations.

* Committed to the practical preservation of traditional crafts and skills.

You can find out more about the work of the Trust on our website www.galwaycivictrust.ie



Membership of the Trust acknowledges that you are contributing to making Galway a more attractive place to live in and to visit.

Other benefits include …

* AGM voting rights.

* Free entrance to selected fee-paying OPW Heritage Sites.

* Priority booking for Heritage Week and other events.

* A copy of the Trust’s forthcoming publications.

* Newsletters and advance notice of events.

* A voice for your concerns about Galway’s heritage.

* Selected discounts (these are subject to change, see our website for up-to-date discounts).


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