National University of Galway

25min walk from the Periwinkle B&B, Galway City. The National University of Galway, formerly known as University College Galway, was built by the banks of the Corrib River in 1845 and officially opened in 1849. The stone quadrangle is one of the city’s most...

The Spanish Arch

10 min walk from the Periwinkle B&B (Bed and Breakfast accommodation Galway).   The Spanish Arch is one of Galway’s most historic landmarks it is located on the East Bank of the River Corrib Estuary, where the river meets the sea.   Medieval Galway was almost...

Saturday Market

10 mins walk from The Periwinkle B&B (Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Galway City). Visit the Market outside St Nicholas’ Church on Saturday morning and you can buy a picnic fit for a king! Small food producers from the region will be there, with cheese,...

Nora Barnacle’s House

15 min walk from the Periwinkle B&B. (Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Galway   Nora Barnacle, wife of James Joyce, (1882-1841), lived in No 8 The Bowling Green, adjacent to St Nicholas’ Church.   This auburn-haired, fiery woman was the perfect foil for one of...

Lynch’s Castle

12 min walk from The Periwinkle B&B (Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Galway City). Lynch’s Castle is located on the northwest corner of Shop Street and Abbeygate Street, and is a fine example of a town castle. Town castles were popular homes for wealthy...

Kirwins Lane

10 min walk from the Periwinkle B&B (Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Galway City). Kirwan’s Lane is located off Cross Street and is one of the finest examples of Galway’s medieval heritage, it derived its name from associated with the Martin family, in...