Galway City Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Gerard
Quality Verified Registered on April 08, 2022

Hi everyone my name is Gerard and I will be your tour guide for the day . Let me Introduce you to the wonderful city I live in that is Galway city . Currently studying Tourism management at ATU Galway and I am a Failte Ireland Approved Regional Tour Guide . Looking forward to meeting you 😀

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join me for an adventure exploring Galway City! Get ready to uncover the hidden treasures of the City of the Tribes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This tour will be conducted in English.

Before you book this Tour, please take a moment to read the important information  

Punctuality and Waiting Time:
As a courtesy to everyone, we allow a waiting time of 5 minutes past the hour for all participants to gather. We would greatly appreciate it if you could arrive 5 to 10 minutes early, so we can start the tour promptly and provide a seamless experience for all.

Tour Itinerary :

General Tour of Galway City that lasts approximately 1hr 30. We'll kick off our journey at the famous Eyre Square, where you'll learn about its intriguing history, from Medieval times to the present-day as a popular spot. Then, we'll meander through the enchanting sites and sounds of the city

Here's a glimpse of our itinerary:

  • Eyre Square: The 14 Tribes
  • Shopping centre: The wall vs history 
  • Shop Street: The Famous Musician
  • Lynchs Castle: Discover the Mayors 500 years
  • Lynchs Memorial Window: A Haunting Tale
  • St Nicholas Collegiate Church: The Legend of Santa Claus
  • Quay Street: Richard Martin Townhouse
  • The Hall of the Red Earl: Wealth and taxes 
  • Spanish Arch: The Spanish Armada
  • Galway City Museum: Free and uncover more history (closed on Sunday Tours)

Group Size: The tour can accommodate a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 7-10 people. To ensure a smooth experience, kindly refrain from showing up with a larger group.

Language and Introduction: The tour will be conducted in English and serves as an introduction to the captivating history of Galway City, from its past to the present. However, please note that the tour will not take place if heavy rainfall or a storm occurs. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, and always have a backup plan.

Availability and Contact: From winter through summer in 2023, walking tours will only run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm. If you're interested in booking a tour on other days, please contact me at, and I'll do my best to accommodate your request.

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Special Occasions: If you wish to book a tour for special occasions such as St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), Halloween (October 31st), Christmas Eve, St. Stephen's Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day, please contact me at to make arrangements.

Inside St Nicholas Church: If you'd like to explore the inside of St. Nicholas Church, there is a door charge of €5. Seniors and students can avail of a concession price of €4.00

Sunday Tours (September to March): Please note that certain places of interest, such as St. Nicholas Church (open Tuesday to Saturday),

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Eyre Square, Eyre Square, Galway, Ire...
    Eyre Square, Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Eyre Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Shop Street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Lynch's Castle
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Lynch Memorial Window
  • 5
    Outside visit
    St. Nicholas
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Hall of the Red Earl
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Spanish Arch
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Galway City Museum

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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Anin... 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Gerard was an excellent guide! He made sure to answer our questions and inform us about the things we were really interested in. He also gave us lots of recommendations and was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Galway and its history. We enjoyed our tour very much and would highly recommend him!
maria 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Very knowledgeable friendly walking tour around Galway
Deb ... 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Gerard was a very genial guide. He pointed out the historic sites and highlights of Galway. Great for history buffs!
Kimb... 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Great tour - lots of interesting info about Galway! Gerard even prepared a (printed) list of ‘go to’ pubs and restaurants
Noel 02 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Gerard was very personable and professional. Gave us more than we ever expected! Thanks so much for familiarizing us with your beautiful city.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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