Please read our reviews for a great insight into this unique experience. This tour takes at least 2.5 hours and is ideal for passing an entire afternoon or evening. Our guides are qualified and published Cultural Historians. This tour moves very much away from the beaten track and meanders back streets and lesser known locations including several theatre spaces. This is the story of how a generation of radicals and writers created modern Ireland. We will share an accurate and easy to follow story designed to be entertaining and informative. Through a mixture of literature history and ideas we will discuss the birth of modern Ireland and how our revolutionary theatre changed the world. This is a walking tour with a difference! Truth is stranger than fiction and our fiction has often been strange; mix this with factual local history, anecdotes and lots of laughs!
Starting from Tigh Neachtains on Quay St, we will visit Galway first theatre space on Kirwans Lane. We then visit the Galway Arts Centre: home of Lady Gregory, The Town Hall Theatre, The Nora Barnacle House, Irish National Language Theatre: an taibhdhearc and finally the home of the Druid Theatre Company. The tour generally takes 2-2.5 hours, it's an afternoon that sometimes goes on even longer..
Galway's Cultural History