EMILY ANDERSON CONCERT HALL, UPPER AULA, NUI GALWAY
The Emily Anderson Concert Hall, formerly the Aula Maxima, is located in the Quadrangle in NUI Galway. The university is located near the centre of the city and stretches along the picturesque River Corrib. The oldest part of the university, the Quadrangle, designed by John Benjamin Keane, is a replica of Christ Church, one of the colleges at the University of Oxford.
This is the only venue which is not wheelchair accessible.
When booking tickets, please let us know of any special requirements, so that we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If booking online, please phone or email to let us know of any special requirements.
Parking is free after 6.30pm and all day on Saturdays.
Áras Na Mac Léinn
National University of Ireland Galway
Phone 091-524 411
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.
ST JOSEPH’S PARISH CHURCH
CHAPEL OF THE POOR CLARES, NUNS ISLAND
The Chapel of the Poor Clares is part of the Convent of the Poor Clares on Nuns Island. It is situated at the right hand side of the building as you are looking at it. This is a very special venue for us, and we are grateful to the Sisters for welcoming us to the chapel.
To find the venue, starting from the city side of O’Brien’s Bridge, walk across the bridge and take the first right after the bridge. Walk straight down to the sharp curve in the road, but don’t go around the curve! Walk straight on (you leave the road) and you will see the wall and gates of the convent. Go through the gates and up the drive to the convent. There will be venue signage on Nuns Island and in the grounds of the venue.
The Galway City Museum is just through the archway on the Spanish Arch.
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.
RUBY ROOM, KINGS HEAD PUB
The Kings Head is located in the Latin Quarter has conserved its medieval architectural heritage. Its name refers to the beheading of King Charles I of England whose executioner was said to have been an Irishman who was given the property as a reward. Read the whole story!
The Kings Head is located on High street.
THE HALL @ BUSKER BROWNES
Busker Brownes is an famous gastro-pub in the Latin Quarter. The Hall @ Busker Brownes is a beautiful room at the very top of the building, which preserves the medieval features of the building.
Busker Brownes is located at the corner of Cross St and Kirwan’s Lane.
The Mechanics Institute was founded in 1838 and is now a thriving social club in the Latin Quarter.
The Mechanics Institute is located on Middle St.