ST NICHOLAS COLLEGIATE CHURCH

Located in the middle of Galway’s medieval centre, St Nicholas Collegiate Church dates back to the 13th century.  It has been in continuous use as a place of worship since its foundation and is currently an Anglican/Episcopal Church.

It also hosts many concerts during the year and is a beautiful and atmospheric venue for the music of the Galway Early Music Festival.

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church is located in the centre of Galway, at the junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.

MICK LALLY THEATRE

The Mick Lally theatre is located on Druid Lane, off of Quay St.

The Mick Lally Theatre has been the home of Druid’s work since 1979. The building was once a tea storehouse, owned by the McDonaghs, one of Galway’s famous merchant families. What was known as Druid Theatre was renamed ‘The Mick Lally Theatre’ in 2011 in memory of Druid co-founder the late Mick Lally. The theatre has since become home to many visiting and local organisations and is a regular venue in annual festival programmes including Galway Theatre Festival, Baboró Children’s Arts Festival, Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Jazz Festival, and now The Galway Early Music Festival.

Through the years the lane on which the theatre is situated has gone by numerous names; Red Earls Lane, Chapel Lane, Courthouse Lane (there formerly having been a courthouse at the Flood Street end of the lane) and since 1996, Druid Lane, when Galway City Council renamed the lane for Druid’s 21st birthday.

 

EMILY ANDERSON CONCERT HALL, NUI GALWAY

The Emily Anderson Concert Hall is in the Quadrangle of NUI Galway on University Rd.

This concert hall is named for Emily Anderson, the first Professor of German in Queen’s College Galway (later University College Galway and now National University of Ireland Galway). She is internationally known for her translations of the letters of Mozart and Beethoven.  Recent research has also shown that she was distinguished for her intelligence work for the British government during both World War I and World War II.

Once known as the Aula Maxima (upper), the hall was dedicated as the Emily Anderson Concert Hall in February, 2017.

Please note that unfortunately this venue has accessibility restrictions for wheelchair users.

 

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM

The Galway City Museum is just through the archway on the Spanish Arch.

Ranked the 11th most popular free tourist attraction in Ireland.

Galway City Museum has three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway. The attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. The Museum has been a recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and the 2016 Expert’s Choice award, ranking it among the ‘highest rated attractions in Galway’.  Most recently the museum was awarded Full Accreditation status from the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland – meeting 34 out of 34 wide ranging museum good practice standards.

 

THE LATIN QUARTER

The Latin Quarter is the centre of Medieval Galway, with many of the building dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.  It is a lively area of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a cultural hub, with the Galway City Museum, Druid Theatre, The Hall of the Red Earl, Duchas na Gaillimhe and the Mick Lally Theatre.  The Latin Quarter is a Galway Early Music Festival sponsor.

Location: From High Street to the Spanish Arch and from Church Lane to Middle St.