Guarding the upper side of Eyre Square, this out of context doorway (1627) is an imposing, if forlorn, fragment from the home of one of...
Entertaining, informative bus tours of Connemara, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, departing from Galway bus station, plus hop-on...
Considered the finest town castle in Ireland, this old stone town house – now part of AIB Bank – was built in the 14th century, though...
Traditional, seasoned and garrulous pub with a great beer garden, right on Eyre Sq.
With a small collection of books and artwork for sale, pea-green Renzo is a good-looking spot brewing up fine coffees and serving...
Eyre Square information
Galway's central public square is busy in all but the harshest weather. A welcome open green space with sculptures and pathways, its lawns are formally named Kennedy Park in commemoration of JFK's visit to Galway, though locals always call it Eyre Square. Guarding the upper side of the square is Browne's Doorway (1627), an imposing, if forlorn, fragment from the home of one of the city's merchant rulers, relocated here from Abbeygate St.
The street running along the southwestern side of the square is pedestrianised and lined with seating, while the eastern side is taken up almost entirely by the Hotel Meyrick , an elegant grey limestone pile restored to its Victorian glory.