M2924 : Galway - Medieval Wall & Spanish Arch - NW Side

taken 7 years ago, near to Gaillimh, Claddagh, Salt Hill, Shancroagh and Terryland, Galway, Ireland

Galway - Medieval Wall & Spanish Arch - NW Side
Galway - Medieval Wall & Spanish Arch - NW Side
Location is along NE bank of River Corrib south of Wolfe Tone Bridge. The Spanish Arch was built in 1584 to access The Long Walk and the harbour, outside city walls at that time, where Spanish traders unloaded & loaded their ships; as Galway had very extensive trading links with Spain for many centuries. The influence of Spain can be noted in the song "The Galway Girl" by Steve Earles as the opening line is "I took a stroll by the old Long Walk" and refers to a dark-haired, blue-eyed Galway girl who evidently got her features from Spanish sailors.
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M2924, 109 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 297 248 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.1859N 9:3.2463W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 297 248
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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