|Oscar Wilde Statue in Galway|
OSCAR AND EDWARD- English writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), who was born in Ireland, and Estonian writer Eduard Vilde (1856-1933), both of the same generation, sit on a bench together. Sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu, who modelled the writers according to photos, has noted that the year she had in mind when she created the sculpture was 1890, when the two Wildes could have met for a witty chat.
|A seal on Lynch Castle|
|Ornate carvings on Lynch Castle|
LYNCH CASTLE - This Town Castle is Galway’s best example of a fortified house, built by the prosperous Lynch family in the 16th century as protection from the raids of the chieftains of the 14 Tribes. Spanish decorative motifs are visible on its stones, along with decorative windows and the Lynch family coat of Arms. The Lynches were a wealthy family, many of whom served as Galway mayor (for 129 YEARS!)
|The "Lynching Window"|
ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH - located at Market Street,Junction of Mainguard Street and Lombard Street.,Galway,, Ireland, is known for housing the remains of the first Mayor Lynch.
According to the church website: The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship at the heart of Galway's life. A tour through the Church will allow you to glimpse the part of its rich history. You will see signs of the iconoclasm of the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell.
For more information, visit: http://www.stnicholas.ie/history
|ancient tablet in the church|
|The monument haunted by the church ghost|
NEXT: THE SOLDIER'S GHOST ON BOWLING GREEN STREET AND OBRIEN'S BRIDGE
|Inside of St. Nicholas Church|