On 12 May 1712, Edward Eyre, Mayor of Galway, gifted a plot of land outside the town's walls, east of its main gate, to Galway Corporation. Little would Mayor Eyre - the son of a Cromwellian soldier - have thought that some 300 years later this piece of ground would be such an important part of Galway life, let alone that it would still bear his family's name.
Brendan McGowan, Education & Outreach Officer for Galway City Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the history of Eyre Square (and its monuments) for the Old Galway Society in the Victoria Hotel on Thursday 10 November, 8pm. There is a €5 charge for non-members. All welcome.