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Lecture 9th September 2019

Some Town Castles of Galway
by Patrick Larkin

Castles of Galway - Willilam StThe first GAHS lecture of the new 2019/20 season will take place on Monday 9th September at the Harbour Hotel.

In medieval times, the saying that ‘a man’s home is his castle’ was a reasonable reflection of reality. This was entirely apposite in the case of the aristocracy and merchant classes whose warrior culture would identify with the defence possibilities offered by castles as residences. Over time, such castles evolved with changes in culture, and the way they were used changed too. Galway’s town castles were no different, and this illustrated talk will explore the evolution of the town castle as demonstrated in the city of the tribes.

 

Harbour Hotel, Galway, Monday, September 9th at 8pm.