County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Travel Guide

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Sights

Lynch's Castle

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Published 01/20/2010

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Lynch's Castle, once the stronghold of Galway's ruling family, dates back to 1600. These days it's occupied by a branch of a local bank, making its stone fireplace accessible to the public. Check out the gargoyles peering from its facade before heading around the corner to find Lynch's window. According to legend, magistrate and mayor James Lynch FitzStephen hanged his son from its sturdy Gothic frame as punishment for the murder of a Spanish sailor.

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Shop St., Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Published 01/20/2010

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