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TOUR: Aran Sweater Market

  • 23 Quay St Galway H91 E3X8 Ireland (map)

The completion of the Aran Sweater Market project in July 2018 marked an important historical, architectural, social, economic and cultural development for the famous Latin Quarter in Galway City, Ireland. This significantly important project is the result of an extensive conservation effort to design a culturally-sensitive outlet for Glen Aran from a derelict property located at the end of Quay Street - one of the most prominent pedestrianised areas in Galway and indeed Ireland. This structural cluster comprised of 5 different properties, 25 Quay street (c15th century house) and 2-5 Quay Lane (c18th century warehouse, converted to cottages in 19th century). The ruinous cluster was derelict for over 20 years and was an eyesore at this important focal point in Galway City which looks onto the world famous Spanish Arch and Claddagh. The buildings are located within the medieval core of Galway city and the City Centre ACA. They are designated as Protected Structures.

Tour led by David Humphreys Director and Nancy O’Keeffe Project Architect of ACP.

Open on a ‘first come’ basis. 

Earlier Event: October 12
TALK: The Tweed Project