"Galway's Famous story - part 4" Top 5 Page for this destination Lynch's Castle Tip by sourbugger

Lynch's Castle, Galway: 8 reviews and 7 photos

  Lynch's window
by sourbugger

The scene now moves to the Lynch memorial window behind the church.

The story goes that James led his son, Walter, up a series of steps to the window where a noose stood ready. the crowd who has gathered (nearly all the town) were again shouting for Walter's release. it is said that James turned to his son and said : "For the care of the soul, take the last unhappy embrace of your loving father". As Walter came towards him - he pushed him out of the window ! Walter was swinging on the rope.

The crowd, totally stunned at the scene departed in one's and two's in silence.

What happened to the people left ? James was never seen in public again , he died within two years. Agnes Blake, Walter's intended, died of a broken heart within six months of a broken heart.

And the moral of the story ? The only reason Gomez went to the Blake's house that fateful night was because Agnes' father wanted to have a Spanish lesson. So the moral is : never learn a foreign language.

The only problem with this story is that if the story is true it certainly did not happen on these stones - they are a 19th century fabrication. The world's first tourist trap, in fact.

Address: Galway city
Directions: Historical centre
Website: http://www.discoverireland.ie/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 24, 2008
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