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180° View of William StreetWilliam's GateUpper Abbeygate Street

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Pedestrian zone in GalwayTurning left at the top of Eyre Square you quickly reach William Street. The recent pedestrianization of this part of Galway invites leisurely shopping trips amongst the cities medieval heritage.



Treasure ChestOn the right-hand side in this image there is Treasure Chest. This delightful shop specializes in Irish crafts, among them Waterford and Galway Crystalware.


click here to MAGNIFY! ListeningStreaming Real Audio to a street musician can be a welcome diversion after all this busy shopping. This accordion player has been entertaining the crowds for many years, yet most passersby don't realize that he is blind.

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Lynch's CastleAt the end of William Street is Lynch's Castle. This fine building (now a branch of Allied Irish Bank) dates from ca. 1320 AD. The name 'Lynch' will make another appearance when we reach St. Nicholas Church.

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