In this unique 2 hour tour we discover the legendary, mysterious and darker side of Galway’s historic past. We visit the scenes of public execution and a memorial to the original Lynch hanging.
Along the cobbled streets, we hear gruesome tales of body snatching, deadly plague and the many skeletons recently unearthed in Eyre Square. We learn the bloody origins of the Kings Head Pub, the true Celtic origins of Halloween and discover the strange case of Warden Bodkin’s hand.
We also explore the medieval church of St Nicholas to decode its mysterious Apprentice Pillar and uncover secrets of the legendary knights Templar and the secretive Brotherhood of Freemasons.
Eyre Square – Old Town Walls – Pro-Cathedral – Lynches Castle – Lynch Memorial Window
St Nicholas Church – Kings Head Pub – Blake’s Castle – Catholic Cathedral – Old University
Private tour starting times range from 10am to 4pm and pre-booking is essential
The starting point for the tour is the Hardiman Hotel (Front Steps) in Eyre Square
Pick up can be arranged on request anywhere near city centre, hotel reception etc.
All our private guides are specially trained university graduates and are fully accredited by Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland
You will also benefit from your guides extensive experience and receive invaluable advice on shops, pubs and dining venues along with tips for remaining days etc.
Private Tour Costs
1 to 5 people: €100
6 to 10 people: €120
11 to 15 people: €130
16 to 20 people: €140
For groups of over 20, please contact us.
Discover the hidden secrets and sinister legends of Galway’s dark and mysterious past.