Waterways & Westend tour

Waterways & Westend tour

This tour highlights our maritime history and how the water had been used to enhance our relations with europe and indeed the world. One of europe’s fastest flowing rivers offered the opportunity to harness its power which would bring Galway into the industrial age offering employment in textiles, distilling and munitions.
* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Starts: Galway, Ireland
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This tour highlights our maritime history and how the water had been used to enhance our relations with europe and indeed the world. One of europe’s fastest flowing rivers offered the opportunity to harness its power which would bring Galway into the industrial age offering employment in textiles, distilling and munitions.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Galway Cathedral, University and Gaol Rds. Cathedral Square, Galway Ireland

Europe’s Youngest grand Cathedral

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: NUIG, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland

Opened in 1849 , Today one of the top 100 universities in the World

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Claddagh, Galway, Ireland

One of Ireland’s oldest fishing villages

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Canal Road Upper, Canal Rd Upper, Galway, Ireland

Walk the picturesque banks of the eglington canal , hearing stories of trade , famine and industry.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Long Walk, Long Meadow Facing Galway Bay, Galway Ireland

Hear stories of the long walk many took to board a ship in the hope of a better life and how the water was to put Galway on the international Stage

Duration: 30 minutes