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.
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 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.
CHARLIE BYRNES BOOKSHOP
Charlie Byrnes Bookshop has received several well-deserved awards for excellence and no visit to Galway is complete without a browse around the shop. Charlie Byrnes also hosts many activities, one of which is its own Storytime on Saturdays at 11am.
Charlie Byrnes is located on in the Cornstore on 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.