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The Browne Doorway

Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Found at the edge of Eyre Square

We were taking a tour of the city and came across the doorway on our stroll. It is the remains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ct-cruisers
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Connecticut
Just as you're passing...

Worthwhile to look as you are there but not to seek out. Unusual spot to place The Door, which we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nelson252
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3 weeks ago
“Found at the edge of Eyre Square”
10 Sep 2017
“Behind glass”
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Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 563 081
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taking a tour of the city and came across the doorway on our stroll. It is the remains of an old mansion to show how a typical house looked like in the 16th century. The mansion was destroyed, but they saved the facade...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worthwhile to look as you are there but not to seek out. Unusual spot to place The Door, which we though was a good idea. The dirty perspex detracted from it. Read a potted history before hand.

Thank Nelson252
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I understand the need to protect history, but the plexiglass surrounding the door makes it more difficult to appreciate. It is admirable though that the city placed it out in the open instead of in a museum.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was disappointing to see it enclosed in plexi glass that is not well maintained. It was so dirty you couldn't see the archectural design.

Thank Janet Y
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It's neat and a bit odd to have just one wall from a house standing at the edge of the square. It's really often over looked and there is a nice plaque there to tell you what it is. It has been used as the...More

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Browne Doorway must be one of the most unusual exhibits I have seen. It is the doorway of the Brown House of 1627. The lower part is surrounded by plexiglass, I assume to avoid vandals.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The philosophy behind building conservation involves several elements: 1) Find a new use for a historic building when the old use is no longer active. 2) Retain the historic fabric in its original setting. 3) Ensure that good educational material is available to advise the...More

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stopped in Eyre Square and checked this out, as it was listed in our tour guide book. Interesting bit of history. Kind of odd how they have it encased in plexiglass.

1  Thank QGJohn
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Its free to see and well worth pondering its history. Removed from another street {Abbey St?} for preservation reasons it dates from the 17th century. It is located at the top of Eyre Square, you can't miss it and you wouldn't want to.

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 8 September 2014

doing a heritage degree at the minute so this one of our first ports of call why is it so easy to vandalise this needs protecting

Thank badgerbaby
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