Free tour

Tribes Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on September 27, 2018

Tribes Tours of Galway is a team of locals who offer Free Walking Tours of Galway throughout the year. With this tour you will discover why Galway is called the City of Tribes, part of its history, while getting to know the more modern parts, to understand why so many people around the world love this little paradise on the west coast of Ireland.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We're a small, local collection of Tour Guides who try to mix history, legend, conversation, laughter and our own experiences into one eventful walk around Galway City.

Galway is a city of arts, theatre, history, and storytelling, and we will show you all these sides of our city. We will walk around the old medieval city and try to tell and debunk as many myths and legends as we can!

The tour will also unfold Irish history from a west coast perspective and explain Galway's place in Ireland. Lastly, the tour is a great way to orient oneself in the city and find out about what else besides the main attractions the city has to offer. In a city of festivals, a local guide can come in quite handy for getting this information!

We will visit all the following sites and talk about their place in Galway's past and present: Eyre Square - Galway's Medieval Walls - Lynch's Castle - St. Nicholas's Church - Kirwan's Lane - St. Augustine's Church - Lynch's Window - Quay Street - The Spanish Arch.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    27 Eyre Square Galway Ireland
    27 Eyre Square Galway Ireland
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    We start in front of the Skeffington Arms Hotel on Eyre square.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tribes Tours Galway - Free Walking Tour & Pub Crawl
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Eyre Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Browne Doorway
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Lynch's Castle
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Lynch Memorial Window
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Kirwan's Lane
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Quay Street
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Spanish Arch

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Elsie 17 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
A theatre graduate, our guide spoke very well, understandable for all, in spite of a lot of background noise. We definitely recommend this tour!
David 16 Jul 2024

Ana was well versed in the history of Galway and the stories she gave were informative. I learned much from this tour. Well done Ana!!
Victor 14 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Briain was great, he was fun, very knowledgeable and a great guide altogether!!
Andrew 14 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Brian was awesome. We learned a TON about Galway’s history and the landmarks. He kept it lighthearted throughout with tons of jokes. It was an awesome experience and we would highly recommend!
Debora 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
We learned a lot about the area that we didn’t know in a fun and enjoyable way.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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