Lynch's Castle

Interesting
The façade of this impressive medieval manor (15C), now home to the Allied Irish Bank, sports finely carved gargoyles, hood mouldings above the windows and the coat of arms of Henry VII. The manor was confiscated in the 17C when Cromwell seized the town. In the porch, you can read the famous (and false) legend according to which James Lynch, mayor of Galway in the 15C, had his son hung here.

Useful information

Address:

Shop Street / Abbeygate Street Upper Galway

Nearby tourist attractions

St Nicholas' Church
St Nicholas' Church
Galway
0:15
Nora Barnacle's House
Nora Barnacle's House
Galway
0:30
Eyre Square
Eyre Square
Galway
0:15
Salmon Weir Bridge
Salmon Weir Bridge
Galway
0:15
Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady and of Saint Nicholas
Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady and of Saint Nicholas
Galway
0:30
Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum
Galway
1:30
See all