Theatrical Medieval Walking Tour of Galway’s Latin Quarter
Fancy an exciting living history journey through the heart of medieval Galway which offers an authentic, fun and interactive insight into the city’s rich cultural heritage and people? Then don’t miss Tribes Alive! an enchanting new 70 minute dramatic walk through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter.
Presented in an engaging and humorous way, this tour will take participants on an enchanting journey back in time. Written by Paraic Breathnach, directed by Rod Goodall and featuring local actors, the tour will visit nine of the city’s most historic landmarks including Spanish Arch, Blake’s Tower, Kirwan’s Lane, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church and The Hall of the Red Earl.
With two performances per day and private tours available by arrangement, this unique tour based on historical fact and humorous observation brings to life great Galway stories, larger-than-life Galway characters and historical Galway events.
Tour departs from outside Galway City Museum twice daily, 2.30pm and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, from Wednesday 22 August until 21 September. Tickets are €10 (Accompanied U-14 free). Advance booking, though not essential, is advisable. Book now through the Discover Ireland Centres nationwide (in Galway at Forster St and at Eyre Square); or book online at www.myticketsireland.ie or phone 086 3025529. For more information visit www.thelatinquarter.ie
The Tribes Alive Theatrical Walking Tour is a Destination Development 2012 initiative of Failte Ireland, supported by Galway’s Latin Quarter.
The Latin Quarter is the compact centre city area of Galway situated on the Left Bank of the River Corrib – defined by some of the city’s most historic landmarks; it stretches from the Spanish Arch at Long Walk to O’Brien’s Bridge on Bridge St to St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Lombard St, back past the King’s Head Pub on High St and (via Buttermilk Lane) on to Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe on Middle St and back via Flood St to Galway City Museum at Spanish Arch passing both the Hall of the Red Earl and Druid Theatre en route.
Featuring many of Galway’s finest and best-known shops, pubs and restaurants, The Latin Quarter has for years been the epicentre for much of Galway’s renowned cultural activity. Since 2008, local businesses in the area have worked together and with key strategic partners including Galway City Council and Failte Ireland to manage and develop the area as a quality leisure and tourist destination, including developing projects and events which improve visitor offering and deliver enhanced visitor experience.