• LOCATION 23 | A Guide to Galway by Bike: Hidden Gems, Haunting Stories and Stunning Vistas

    The Quadrangle

    If the entrance to the Quadrangle is open, feel free to make your way in to have a look around. Otherwise please wait here.

    Construction began in 1845 and the first 68 students enrolled in 1849. The building is constructed in the Tudor Gothic Revival style and modeled on Christ Church, at the University of Oxford, England.

    As you enter the Quadrangle, straight in front of you is the Aula Maxima which was the original main lecture hall. The development of Queens College was one of three Universities built in Ireland at this time, namely Cork and Belfast. Later females enrolled and in1906 Alice Perry graduated with a degree in engineering, the first woman in the world to so. Also on campus is the James Mitchell Geology Museum, which was established in 1952 and houses a vast collection of fossils, minerals, and rocks.

    When you're ready, walk back through the entrance porch and mount your bicycle. Then turn left to continue in the same direction you were going, following the one-way system.

A Guide to Galway by Bike: Hidden Gems, Haunting Stories and Stunning Vistas