Hall of the Red Earl

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thebiggerdog
London, UK141 contributions
Low key but fascinating nonetheless.
Sep 2019 • Solo
While not the most spectacular attraction, this is still impressive and worth the time if you are in Galway. Only takes minutes to soak up the history presented. It is the earliest surviving settlement structure within the medieval walls of Galway. It is also important to note that the Hall of the Red Earl (Halla An Iarla Rua) is one of the city's most significant archeological landmarks. You'll see a few of the 11 000 items excavated including clay pipes, gold cufflinks, and an incomplete human skull. Admission is free, so head over to Druid Lane!
Written 1 January 2020
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JDG_27
Louisville, KY11 contributions
Subtle but interesting
Nov 2019 • Couples
It’s an interesting place to stop by, but don’t make a big deal about planning for it. You’ll spend 5 minutes max here. It’s a unique piece of history and the story behind discovering it is fun, but there isn’t much else to it.
Written 10 November 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions
Ho hum set of foundations
Aug 2019
I sought this out but even I with all my inrterest in archaeology thought this was amazingly well and expensively protected but is basically a set of foundations of a hall. Not terribly interesting - gave it 5 minutes.
Written 16 October 2019
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Snooty1
Minneapolis, MN40 contributions
Free, open to public and interesting
Oct 2019
We woke up early on Monday, (before 10 AM). and not many things in the town were open...except for this! It's an interesting place, but very small. We saw the whole thing in 15 minutes.
Written 13 October 2019
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timonntour
Chesapeake, VA453 contributions
Walk into the 13th Century!
Sep 2019
Congratulations to Galway City for this innovative way to explore their history. The glass panels let this site be seen 24/7. You can see the original Hal of the Red Earl illustrated on a City map of Galway printed in 1651. I wonder if the masonry work of today will last hundreds of years.
Written 7 October 2019
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Jennie w
Loughborough, UK32 contributions
Small but quire interesting
Sep 2019
I stumbled upon these ruins whilst on a walking tour of the city of Galway. They are small and hidden away down a side street. Worth a couple of minutes.
Written 23 September 2019
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Matt S
Brighton, MI1,916 contributions
Great location
Jun 2019
We stumbled about the Hall of the Red Earl while walking around the Latin Quarter in the evening. Alas, it was closed, and we never made it back during opening hours, but the glass walls which allow for viewing, along with descriptive plaques, make it a decent place to take a look at even when closed. I would certainly recommend stopping by hear while strolling through the Latin Quarter.
Written 26 August 2019
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Cheryl M
31 contributions
An Unexpected Place, Hall of the Red Earl
Jun 2019 • Family
Maybe if I did a lot of research, I might have discovered the Hall of the Red Earl before arriving in Galway but instead we saw the interesting street sign Druid Lane and decided to turn left. Voila, we could easily see the site from outside an attractive glass wall and setup. And the door was open to go in with no one inside. Good thing for the informative writing displayed so we could learn about these ruins. Just to be present in the same space as the original ruins was very interesting. Take the time to visit if time permits.
Written 10 July 2019
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HollyinHuntsville
Huntsville, AL50 contributions
Viewed from outside only
May 2019 • Solo
Was closed when I arrived but no problem; you can see it all from the street: all windows. Interesting and a quick stop.
Written 7 June 2019
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heumanntouch
Huntington Beach, CA1,176 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2019 • Couples
While this is interesting it is more of interesting from the standpoint of what Galway is doing to preserve history. This is located off the beaten path slightly and was more of a curiosity item for me. One can see most of the dig site from the alleyway as it is not that large. Worth a peek but only if you are in the area.
Written 8 May 2019
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