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Jun 20 2024

The Town Hall, A Brief History By Tom Kenny

, and first published in ‘Old Galway’ in the Galway Advertiser Thurs 20 June 2024

In 1639, the Corporation ordered that some of the shops and buildings adjacent to the market be pulled down and “all the same be reduced into a strong sufficient stone house, covered with slate and to be underpropped with good stone pillars, whereby way through it shall be to the said church”. The proposed building was to be opposite the present Anthony Ryan’s shop and was to be a Tholsel or premises for the town clerk, for the Corporation records and for meetings of the Common Council.


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