Public lecture on The Tribes of Galway

The term ‘The Tribes of Galway’ was originally a term of abuse coined by Cromwellian soldiers, but is now a title of honour for the 14 families who, in many ways, made Galway.

The history of these families, who dominated Galway city life from mediaeval times until the early modern period, will be explored in The Tribes of Galway - Their Galway City footprint by leading local historian Peadar O’Dowd.

Mr O’Dowd will give his lecture, organised by the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, in the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, this coming Monday, at 8pm.

All are welcome. Admission is free. See



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