Description:A photograph of the archaeological site near the Spanish Arch in Galway. The photograph was taken in 1988. The caption at the back of the photograph reads "The early days of the Spanish Arch excavation in 1988. Trial trenches are picking up the line of the city wall just under the present ground surface.". In the photograph, there is a small mechanical digger with the words "On hire from GPT" on its side. Also, there is a ladder and a step ladder in the photograph. The photograph was presented by Galway Corporation.