Spanish Arch - Galway Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member teeoff2
N 53° 16.187 W 009° 03.242
29U E 496396 N 5902283
Quick Description: The Spanish Arch is located on the banks of the river Corrib in Galway Ireland
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 1:48:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM5W3B
Views: 13

Long Description:
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The Spanish Arch, which is located on the banks of the river Corrib, was built in 1584. It was originally an extension of the famous city walls, designed to protect the quays. The Spanish Arch is, in fact, a misnomer, as there is no proven association between the Spanish in Galway and the building of the Arch. In the past it was known as The Blind Arch and it is located on the site more appropriately known as Ceann na Bhalla (The Head of the Wall). The Arch features a wooden sculpture, called Madonna of the Quays, which was sculpted by the well known artist, Claire Sheridan, who lived in the adjacent building during the 50's. Today The Spanish Arch is home to the Galway City Museum, which nestles into one of its impressive walls.
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: River bank park

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