The Latin Quarter in Galway is possibly best known for the amazing entertainment, nightlife, great restaurants, pubs, and quirky shops. But this area is also known for being the epicentre of cultural attractions housing Galway Museum, theatres and civic trust building. Find out a little bit more about Cultural attractions in The Latin Quarter Galway – located within minutes walk from our hostel in the heart of it!
Galway city museum
Galway City Museum showcases the rich archaeology, history, and heritage of Galway through a variety of exhibitions, talks and workshops. The permanent exhibitions include: Routes to the Past (Pre-Historic Galway), Galway Within the Walls (Medieval Galway), Pádraic Ó Conaire: Man and Statue, Dance Hall Days, Cinema in Galway, and Galway and the Wars of Empire.
The Druid Theatre Company, founded in Galway in 1975, was the first Irish professional theatre company to be established outside Dublin. From its Galway home, it has been to the fore in the development of Irish theatre, performing in its home in Chapel Lane, elsewhere in Galway, Ireland and beyond. If you are into theatre, check out their productions!
Galway Civic Trust
Galway Civic Trust was established in 1992 as an organisation dedicated to the heritage of Galway city. The Trust’s mission is to protect and enhance the natural, built and cultural heritage of Galway City through positive, practical action. If you are staying in Galway and you are interested in the history of our town why not call to their office on Druid Lane and speak with one of the dedicated tour guides and find out what is on offer. At present The Trust maintain and present the following attractions to the public free of charge: The Fishery Watchtower Museum, Hall of the Red Earl, The Circle of Life National Commemorative Gardens and Free walking tours around Galway.
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