Things to do in County Galway
The Spanish Arch, stands on the left bank of the River Corrib, where Galway’s river meets the sea.
The arch is the remainder of a 16th century bastion, added to the town’s walls to protect merchant ships from looting. Now, it was known as Ceann an Bhalla (Head of the Wall).
It was originally an extension of the famous city walls, designed to protect the quays. The Spanish Arch is. It’s a wondering place to go and relax by on a sunny day. The Arch features a wooden sculpture, called Madonna of the Quays, which was sculpted by the well-known artist, Claire Sheridan, who lived in the adjacent building during the 50’s.
Shop Street is the main street of the city of Galway in the west of Ireland. It is pedestrianised. As its name suggests, it is Galway’s main shopping street, and contains old brick buildings, bright storefronts, numerous pubs and an array of street performers. It’s a lovely street to walk down as its full of energy and an array colours giving off a pleasant experience.