History of Galway's built heritage explored

The mayor of Galway will launch a new book on the built heritage of Galway City tonight, Thursday, May 9, at 6pm in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop.

Galway: City of Heritage by Pat Dargan explores a rich body of historic buildings that date from the thirteenth century to the present day. Mayor of Galway, Councillor Eddie Hoare, (FG ) will introduce the new publication.

This text explores structures within the walls of Galway which was laid out in an irregular street grid that included Market Street, Shop Street, Middle Street, St Augustine Street, Abbeygate Street and Cross Street, all lined with closely packed medieval houses, with the parish church of St Nicholas in a central position.

The highly illustrated work examines the heritage of Galway through the medieval, Victorian and Georgian periods.

Pat Dargan is an architect, historian, author and member of The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has a special interest in the history and development of Irish cities and towns and he has published and lectured extensively in spatial planning and design.

He has previously written on the built heritage of Kilkenny, Wexford, and the Georgian cores of Dublin and Limerick.


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