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Address: Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland
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remains of he ancient galway city walls

If you are interested in ancient or medieval history this might give you a slight idea what Galway looked like at that times.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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County Cork, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in ancient or medieval history this might give you a slight idea what Galway looked like at that times.

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wicklow
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would always have considered this a landmark site in Galway. My visit this time underwhelmed me. There is possible evidence of construction work in progress but with no evidence of workmen actively engaged in completing it. The whole area had an unkept appearance with lots of litter strewn around. This is a definite area where the local council could... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the historical and lasting areas of Galway city. Situated right beside the River Corrib, it is a place to enjoy and contemplate. Watch the swans and engage with the locals whose historical knowledge of the place and its surroundings will captivate.

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Minot, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is actually a pretty decent little piece of history, provided you know your history. It's fairly easy to miss if you're strolling along, but if you know what you're looking for and where to go, head there for a quick stop and photo.

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Hewitt, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The arches themselves are pretty neat. It's amazing to read about the history of them. The setting is beautiful. The water, people, swans, and hum of the city add to the charm of the arches. May seem underwhelming to others, but all those reasons make it a worthwhile visit. Great place to people watch and interact with locals.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool little spot right by the river. Spent some time there and just hung out with local people. I didn't get into too much of the history but just loved sitting around and observing it's age through it's construction. It was a nice place to hang out and have a beer. The Challenge Triathlon race actually went through it... More 

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Tipperary, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needs your added imagination to make it live. A neglected aspect of the city, it could do with a little TLC.

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Thank Paul H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to kill time in Galway take a stroll down to the Spanish Arch. You can continue on and wander out to Salthill. It is well worth it.

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Thank Gearoid K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Spanish Arch, and the Long Walk that passes through it and along the River Corrib, are underwhelming. The arch itself is mildly impressive, but the "Long Walk" is only about 250 meters, with no impressive vistas granted at the end. If you have nothing else to do it might be worth the walk, but I'd recommend the Salthill Promenade... More 

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Mullingar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

There are two arches here. The Spanish arch and the blind arch. They date from 1584. There was a lot of trade with Spain in those days. This is very noticeable in some of the local population with their black hair and Spanish appearance.

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