Galway City of Heritage explores a rich body of historic buildings that date from the thirteenth century to the present day. The city of Galway is positioned on the estuary of the River Corrib where it enters Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Despite Gaelic opposition, the Norman Richard de Burgo, chose to build his castle there around 1220. Shortly after, a Norman urban settlement became permanently established.

This text explores inside the walls of the town 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.

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.

His previous works include: Kilkenny: City of Heritage (Wordwell), Exploring Georgian Dublin (The History Press), Exploring Georgian Limerick (The History Press) and Wexford: Town of Heritage (Wordwell).

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ISBN/EAN 9781913934583
Author Par Dargan
Publisher Wordwell
Imprint Eastwood Books
Publication date 19 Apr 2024
Format Paperback
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Galway : City of Heritage

Par Dargan
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This highly illustrated work examines the heritage of Galway through the medieval, Victorian and Georgian periods. Pat Dargan celebrates the historic value of the city of Galway and brings to light the significance of the city’s heritage and local history.

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