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Historical Walking Tours Galway

If you have just arrived in Galway and are anxious to dive into the city’s colourful—often dramatic—history, the best way to get started is with a walking tour. For a comprehensive introduction to the city, head to the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street and sign up for a Historical Walking Tour or walking tours Galway City.

The best way to see Galway is on foot. With a knowledgeable guide at the helm, you’ll see and experience more than you thought possible in a mere 80 minutes. You’ll take in the main sites and attractions, but the tour will also lead you down side streets and into out-of-the-way nooks to expose the hidden gems of historic Galway.

This outing is officially known as the ‘Gore of Galway’, and there’s definitely an emphasis on the less-than-savoury aspects of the city’s history. Hangings, famine, disease and murders are all part of the story.  Tours depart during the summer at 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (also available during the winter by appointment).