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The call of St James was heard once more...

Seventy years after Margaret Athy’s generous patronage of the Augustine abbey and buildings on Fort Hill (originally St Augustine’s Hill), with its commanding view of the port and the town, the place was turned into a butcher’s block. Approximately 300 survivors of the ill-fated Armada were beheaded there.

A ‘cheerful, and amiable saint’.

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In the early years of the 16th century, Stephen Lynch fitz Dominick was returning from an extended trading voyage in Spain. He set out with a full cargo, probably of hides, wool, and fish, which he hoped to trade for wine and iron with Spanish merchants. As he approached Galway port he was surprised to see a church and buildings almost completed on Fort Hill (originally called St Augustine’s Hill), a prominent site visible from both the town and the sea. They were not there when he left.

Experience the Camino de Santiago in 2017 with Into the West Adventures

Experience the Camino de Santiago in 2017 with Into the West Adventures,your local walking tour company. The Camino provides the opportunity to take a break from everyday life and to reconnect with yourself with like minded people. Pilgrims travel from all over the world to walk the Way of St James, all with a common purpose and a common destination.

Information day on walking the Camino

The Camino Society Ireland, formerly The Irish Society of the Friends of St James, will hold an Information Day on the Camino de Santiago in St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Market St, Galway,on Saturday April 9 (12 noon).

 

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