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In the Square

In Eyre Square, we mean (if there are more squares in Galway they go unnoticed)

We all have to move across it, walk along to get the bus or the train, go by it to reach the shopping centre, run to it in the middle of the night for fast food, so why not stop in there and have a drink in its pubs.

Our selection starts with O’Connells, maybe our favourite, thanks to the beer garden and the atmosphere of  “I’ve been here all my life”, look at the floor, the wooden bar, it has the beauty of the ancient, like a symbol of certainty, constancy, the eternal place to meet friends.

If O’Connells were in Madrid, the floor would be full of wooden sticks, paper napkins and peanut shells, but because it is in Galway, it is full of the regular crew reading the paper, enjoying one of the tastiest Guinness in the city and watching the sports in the tv at any time of the day.


It is a pub for sports, it always amazes me how many people pay attention to the tv when showing golf  (Golf!!), why don’t you go next saturday 18 for the Heinken Cup, rugby is always on in O’Connells. And there’s always music on Fridays and Saturdays, in the beer garden, just in case there’s more golf in the screen.

Next in the list is just in the corner: Garvey’s.


With friendly staff, good price and a great atmosphere Garvey’s a good place to catch up with friends or enjoy the food, served from 8 am to 9 pm everyday.

I have to say that here I tried one of the worst inventions Smithwicks did this year, a beer with peach flavor or something worse. The good thing was that, when the barman saw our face, a lovely Guinness was inmediately poured.

Recommended in Trip Advisor, many tourists (like us) go to Garvey’s, also due to its location.

The third and last one, also in this sidewalk, is Fibber Magees, famous after it hit national headlines in 2004 due to its refusal to impose the newly-introduced smoking ban.


It’s a small pub, especially if we compare it to the other two, but hey do excellent drinks promotions. It is a good place to start when heading out on a good night out,  with a crowd generally in their mid twenties. This pub is very popular with college students for its cheap drinks and they also have music during the week-

There’s a famous pub across the square, The Skeff, but in WhatwhereGalway we have a secret agreement… never go in there, no, no, no… it’s not for us.