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    The tribes are alive in Galway

    The tribes are alive in Galway
    Fáilte Ireland's Anne Melia gets up close and personal with the Galway Tribes

    Following a successful pilot last year, Tribes Alive, the theatrical walking tour of Galway’s Latin Quarter, has returned this year for an extended run. With additional evening performances starting last Tuesday August 13, the tours take participants on an enchanting 60 minute dramatic walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter. 

    Presented in an engaging and humorous way, the tour has been developed in association with our “Sharing our Stories” initiative and aims to enhance the visitor’s experience of Ireland by bringing Irish heritage and culture to life, both inside visitor attractions, and in the public spaces of key destinations.

    Written by Paraic Breathnach, directed by Rod Goodall and featuring local actors, the tour will visit nine of the city’s most historic landmarks including Blake’s Tower, Kirwan’s Lane, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, The Hall of the Red Earl and Spanish Arch.  With up to two performances per day and private tours available by arrangement, this unique tour based on historical fact and humorous observation brings to life great Galway stories, larger than life Galway characters and historical Galway events.

    Anne Melia believes the initiative will give a great boost to the City –

    “Fáilte Ireland continues to invest heavily in enhancing the cultural and heritage product across the country in 2013 and while Galway has some world-famous summer festivals, experiences like this, which combine live professional performances with our living history, are becoming increasingly attractive as they bring to life our heritage and culture and offer the visitor the opportunity to immerse themselves in it.

    “The addition of this unique experience to the busy summer calendar serves to reinforce the City of the Tribes’ reputation as a premier destination for domestic and international visitors.”

    You can find out more on and book tickets online at


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