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Lynch's Castle

Lynch's Castle 40 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 041
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Lovely building

This building in great stone really stands out from the pastel colour buildings and is currently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martino B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Bank of Ireland

Currelntly a location of Bank of Ireland - good for currency exchange, the entryway has a small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albany, New York, United States
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“aib bank” (6 reviews)
“shop street” (6 reviews)
“city centre” (3 reviews)
Lynch's Castle 40 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building in great stone really stands out from the pastel colour buildings and is currently used as a bank

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currelntly a location of Bank of Ireland - good for currency exchange, the entryway has a small area dedicated to the building as a seat of a medieval family. The intact fireplace mantle is a highlight.

Thank Twinzone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many visitors to Galway would walk straight past Lynch's Castle and not know it's there, distracted by all the shops and activities on busy Shop St. The castle's imposing 16th-century facade still stands, gargoyles and all, though the building is now occupied by a bank....More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good stop for a quick picture and if you get a chance please go inside to read some of the historical panels. Otherwise not much there to see.

Thank Brendan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lynch's Castle AIB is well worth a visit for both tourists & locals... Presently there is a wonderful exhibition of photography in the banking area. This wonderful historic building adds to the attraction of the city. Pop in for a look..

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Easy to miss sitting on a corner of Shop Street. A bank is now located there but the story goes that the Lynch family was a prominent family during the time. The father actually hung his own son here- hence the surname Lynch. There was...More

Thank Eastcoast2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This castle is now a bank. Located right in the heart of Galway A great point of interest to see. Very historic.

Thank 61elc
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is in the middle of town without any signage. Didn't look as nice as the picture above. Looks neglected & was closed up.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Right in the middle of town and houses a bank so no tours available. I love the fact it is right in the middle of the action in town center.

Thank Tricia824
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great story of the Lynch family and their influence on Galway. Take some time to find out the importance of this great building when you are walking downtown.

Thank Dan L
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Michelle L
7 February 2017|
Response from Sojourner-Texas_USA | Reviewed this property |
Glad I could help. plenty of documentation on your family in Galway. Hope you get to research it there.
30 March 2015|
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Response from maxanne2013 |
Mine originated from Lynch's castle too.

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