Galway Tours Overview
Legend Quest – City Walking Tours
All walking tours from Legend Quest are private and professional tours and must be pre-booked with start time and meeting point arranged in advance. We offer two types of walking tours in Galway City. Both tours give a fascinating insight into Galway’s most unique and interesting legends but each have a particular theme of their own.
Galway Legends and Mystery Tour
This tour gives an in-depth look into Galway City legends with particular emphases on mysterious themes such as the Knights Templar, symbolic architecture and the Freemasons... more
Galway Gothic and Legends Tour
This tour gives an introduction to Galway City legends with particular emphases on dark themes such as imprisonment, plague, torture and execution...more
Galway first appears in history as a Royal Gaelic Fort in the year 1124. After its Norman conquest in the early 13th century the fort of Galway was replaced by a stone castle and hall. In 1484 King Richard lll of England granted the town a charter, giving the town independence from outside control and transferring power to the leading merchant families, the fourteen tribes of Galway. The newly independent and powerful City-State traded in wine, salt, fish and iron and became the next port after London and Bristol. The wealth of its citizens was expressed in the many fine stone-faced buildings such as Lynch’s castle. Galway City is now the capital of the west of Ireland, a vibrant University City and an important centre for promoting the arts and culture.