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The Lynch Memorial

Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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5 minutes, free, and that's about it.

The history is interesting, and it's free but it's worth about 5 minutes for a picture and not much... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Interesting story

This is an interesting wall/memorial. It's just off the main tourist street in Galway, so there is... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Novato, California
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31 Mar 2017
“5 minutes, free, and that's about it.”
28 Dec 2016
“Interesting story”
Market Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The history is interesting, and it's free but it's worth about 5 minutes for a picture and not much else. Not impressive, and there's not really much "view" wise around it. Other reviews have given history about it (scroll down) and plenty of pictures. I...More

Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is an interesting wall/memorial. It's just off the main tourist street in Galway, so there is really no reason to not stop by and see it before deciding on somewhere to eat or whatever it is you're doing. It's also a pokestop if you...More

Thank Sullimeag
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Lynch Memorial commemorates the hanging of his own son by Mayor Lynch in the late 15th century for the murder at sea of a young Spaniard. Unable to reach the public gallows due to a crowd wishing to have the son reprieved, Mayor Lynch...More

Thank Travel_Revival
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Mayor of Galway in the 15th Century hangs his condemned son for murder and this memorial marks the spot

Thank crowbird
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Lynch Memorial, situated in the vibrant Market Street, is of passing historic interest and has a story behind it from which the word 'lynch' has taken its meaning.

Thank BrigitteAttard
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Easy to walk by without noticing, but I found it to be an interesting part of the history of Galway. The church that is close by is beautiful.

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Sad story of how The Lord Mayor (also town judge) had to lynch his own son after he murdered another man. This mock up shows the window in which it carried out, located behind St Nicolas' Church.

2  Thank beas006
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Hearing the history of the Lynch family and their importance in the city of Galway throughout decades and decades, the term lynching definitely comes to mind. In the 15th century, Galway Mayor James Lynch, found out that his son had not only done some embezzlement...More

1  Thank pglaw
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Every city has good and bad people... And sometimes bad things happen to good people. Turns out the mayor and his ill-fated son were loved and beloved, but justice needed to be served and since the city people wouldn't allow the mayor to bring his...More

Thank dermgoddess
Reviewed 20 December 2011

The famous window is set in a stone facade. There is a local tradition that on of the Galway's former mayors James Lynch FitzStephen, hanged his son from the window of his home in 1493. Lynch's son had murdered a Spainish man in the care...More

4  Thank AnnaKurcinova
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