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On Market Street we saw the Lynch Memorial Window embedded in a wall above a built-up Gothic doorway. It commemorates the 16th c. Mayor James Lynch FitzStephen, who condemned his son to death for the murder of a Spanish merchant. on the side of the...More
We hung around and was taught by our guide about this being the spot of numerous hangings by the Lynch family, including their own son, who was found to have murdered a Spanish visitor. Not a lot to see here, but it is good that...More
The Lynch Memorial is the site of the first "lynching" when old man Lynch hung his son from the window after his son was acquitted for murdering a Spaniard that had been staying with them.
It really isn't very much or very special, but if...More
The Lynch Memorial is located just a few minutes walk from the main shopping street. The story behind the wall is interesting, and the plaques on it are interesting to view. It only takes a few minutes to visit. I would recommend looking at the...More
The history is interesting, and it's free but it's worth about 5 minutes for a picture and not much else. Not impressive, and there's not really much "view" wise around it.
Other reviews have given history about it (scroll down) and plenty of pictures. I...More
This is an interesting wall/memorial. It's just off the main tourist street in Galway, so there is really no reason to not stop by and see it before deciding on somewhere to eat or whatever it is you're doing. It's also a pokestop if you...More
The Lynch Memorial commemorates the hanging of his own son by Mayor Lynch in the late 15th century for the murder at sea of a young Spaniard. Unable to reach the public gallows due to a crowd wishing to have the son reprieved, Mayor Lynch...More