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Spanish Arch at the City Center, Galway, Ireland | by Jeff Pioquinto, SJ
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Spanish Arch at the City Center, Galway, Ireland

The Spanish Arch built in 1584, stands on the left bank of the River Corrib, where Galway's river meets the sea.

The arch is the remainder of a 16th century bastion, added to the town's walls to protect merchant ships from looting. At this time, it was known as Ceann an Bhalla (Head of the Wall).

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Taken on May 12, 2015