Kirwans Lane, Galway
The Lane is thought to be one of the five remaining medieval lanes in the city. There were once 14 such lanes. In 1783, Dick Martin, whose wife, a Kirwan, was an actress, opened a 100 seat theater on the lane. Several famous actors played there, among them, the Irish patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone.
Kirwan's Lanes is home to numerous bohemian styled cafes, like Goya's Bakery, McDonaghs Fish and Chip Shop, Busker Brown's Pub and Judy Greene's Craft Shop. Kirwan's Lane Creative Cuisine Restaurant is a must visit. 2 Wild Geese is on Cross Street. It is home to objects of Irish art and design. The Galway Wool Market also deserves mention.
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