Eyre Square

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Eyre Square information

Galway City , Ireland
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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.