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'Spanish ale shall bring you hope': Galway's Spanish connections through time

15 August, 4pm - 5pm

Brian Nolan

  • The Kings Head, High Street
  • H91AY6P
  • Co. Galway – City

Galway has had a long and interesting connection with Spain. Trade with Spain began in the 14th century, and continued right through to the 17th century. Along the way there were marriages, mergers, mishaps, murders and many unfulfilled promises.

Local story-teller Brian Nolan will weave these stories into a rich tapestry that will reveal the many aspects of the cultural, trading and revolutionary connections of this very Spanish city, Galway, with the ports along the Atlantic coast of Spain. Brian will talk about music, songs and poetry also, and of course the Claddagh, the black Irish, Spanish wine, and Spanish ale, Christopher Columbus, potatoes, the Spanish Armada, and much, much more.

The talk will take place at 4pm in the Kings Head bar, 2nd floor, and will take approximately 1 hour. Admission is Free. Pre-booking is advised.

Brian Nolan, operator of 'Galway Walks', is a working member of 'Corrib Beo', or 'Our Living Corrib', an association of community groups, individuals, businesses and government agencies, whose aim is to create a shared vision for a living, vibrant Corrib, with far-reaching benefits for the protection and development of our heritage, our communities, our environment and our economy. This event is one of 10 events that features some aspect of the Corrib Beo vision that will take place during Heritage Week 2022. Check out Corrib Beo on Facebook.

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