Galway's legendary walking tour !

Galway, Ireland

Experience hosted by Neil

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

The legendary tour centers around the tale of the Lynch family. Its a fascinating tale of how Walter Lynch is accused and tried for the murder of a visiting Spaniard who was a little too interested in his beautiful wife to be...or was he ? The story ends in a dramatic climax...but you will have to take the tour for that finale !

We also look at the legend of the Claddagh ring with a tale connected to Caribbean pirates, North African slave owners and a gold ring that speaks of eternal love.

Christopher Columbus makes his appearance too, looking for a new way to China, but worrying that Atlantis might stand in his way.

These and other tales are woven together in a 80-90 minute walk through the city. Its taken at a gentle pace to bring in all the major places of interest and embed them into the story of our city.
Other things to note
Dont worry about it raining - we have plenty of places to hide out of the rain !
The legendary tour centers around the tale of the Lynch family. Its a fascinating tale of how Walter Lynch is accused and tried for the murder of a visiting Spaniard who was a little too interested in his beautiful wife to be...or was he ? The story ends in a dramatic climax...but you will have to take the tour for that finale !

We also look at the legend of the Claddagh ring with a tale connected to Caribbean pirates, North African…

Meet your Host, Neil

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SPECIAL NOTE: Experiences are always limited to 10 people, but if you would like a private tour please send me an enquiry to schedule a different time.

CHILDREN (under 13) are always free with us, and very welcome!
(and we have a few special stories waiting for them)

We have been running walking tours for over 10 years now, and just love the opportunity to show off our fabulous city. I have always loved history, and used to teach it when working as a educator. History is however so much more than the bare facts, so the stories that get wrapped around the events tend to be even more fascinating and memorable. It's a privilege to be part of the 'story-telling' tradition of the West of Ireland.

PLEASE NOTE : This tour is not aimed at 'History buffs', its about legends, stories, fun and 'getting under the skin' of Galway. Enjoy
SPECIAL NOTE: Experiences are always limited to 10 people, but if you would like a private tour please send me an enquiry to schedule a different time.

CHILDREN (under 13) are always free with us, and very welcome!
(and we have a few special stories waiting for them)

We have been running walking tours for over 10 years now, and just love the opportunity to show off our fabulous city. I have always loved history, and used to teach it when working as a educator. Hist…
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Where you'll be

Galway is a fine medieval town, but it has alot of 'hidden' history. We start in the area of Eyre Square, looking for hidden history in the grand old Hardiman Hotel. After a diverting story about a stubbon Irish donkey we're then off to find Colombus' hidden drinking den, the city walls and even where Ed Sheeran knocked out tunes in his busking days. And that's before we get to the Claddagh rings and the Irish version of Atlantis !

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 477 reviews.

Nick
November 2021
Neil was super knowledgeable and very friendly. His stories were a fun addition to getting to know the city and Neil was more than happy to provide other recommendations for our stay.
Amy
November 2021
Excellent tour. Although a lot of the same basics as the Hop-on/Hop-off tour, Neils stories were more fun &ducking in and around throughout the city was exciting & fun. Fresh perspective than from a moving vehicle. It was great!!
Lucy
November 2021
Terrific tour of Galway, Neil was a great host with tons of knowledge plus he knew all the best places to keep out of the rain! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Galway.
Talia
November 2021
Great, informative tour - even in the rain! Good balance of walking around and stopping to talk about the city history & culture. Highly recommended!
Elyse
November 2021
Our tour with Neil was lovely. Neil was so nice and accommodating to our schedule, and gave a terrific and engaging tour of Galway! This was the perfect introduction to this beautiful city and I only wish it was longer so I could hear more.
Namrata
November 2021
Neil was very engaging, friendly, and informative. He had plenty of useful recommendations for where to go after the tour and was very accommodating.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

We try to keep out of the rain...but it's not unknown to rain here...put suncream on your brolly !