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O'Connell's Bar

8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
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Great Pub experience

Great pub experience, very attentive staff, clean and plenty of room for the amount of people that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen M
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Delaware, Ohio
via mobile
Work night out

OMG... cant believe i have been on work (and a rare personal) nights out in Galway and didnt know... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joan M
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O’Connell’s bar is located in the heart of Galway city in Eyre Square. A traditional Irish bar which was originally a grocery store and small bar, and it still has most of its original features and decor. O' Connells is one of Galway's oldest bars and is famous for its cosy atmosphere and amazing pint of Guinness. O' Connells have a large selection of whiskeys, gins and craft beers. They also have a large heated beer garden with outdoor bars and live entertainment every weekend.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“beer garden” (14 reviews)
“great pint” (6 reviews)
“great pub” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 563 634
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub experience, very attentive staff, clean and plenty of room for the amount of people that are actually in the bar. Great people watching! Fun time, highly recommend!

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG... cant believe i have been on work (and a rare personal) nights out in Galway and didnt know about here! Sat for an hr in the front bar having a nice Peroni but then i went out the back to the loo and found...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat down at the bar and received a wonderful gin recommendation from the bartender. We enjoyed sipping a Dingle Gin with tonic and juniper berries while counting and appreciating the number of available gins displayed so nicely behind the bar. We counted 56 different...More

1  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we first entered, it struck me how many beers they had on tap. The bartender was extremely pleasant and helpful. The big surprise was the "beer garden" that was a throwback to the old Irish days - don't stay up front, go in the...More

Thank ScottCalder
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for you review. We really appreciate it

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were just searching for a pub with a beer garden near where we were and courtesy of a google search we stumbled upon this place. It just looked like a little typical pub from the road but once you got inside and walk through...More

Thank Jennie793
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your pizza.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We recently went on a spur of the moment shopping trip and wandered into this bar for a break .It felt very welcoming and warm ,the bar man was courteous,the beer garden was excellent and a sight to see!!! A great array of beers and...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you are looking for a place close to the market square, O'Connell's is a great place to visit. We simply loved the décor of this small little place. Although we didn't check it our, there is a large patio in the back so don't...More

Thank emmittOttawaOn
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Venturing around Galway with the wife for 2 weeks, fantastic place, wide selection and Booze garden was top notch

1  Thank youshawgotit
Reviewed 29 May 2017

With the the number of times I've visited Galway, I can't believe I have only recently been to O'Connell's Bar. This is a fun and interesting place to drink. Massive beer garden

2  Thank Christine H
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for your review. We really appreciate your feedback .

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Right in Eyre Square. Convenient and quaint. Excellent service and bar tenders were very friendly and offered Irish stories. Nice beer garden out back and a nice place to relax with larger group.

2  Thank Jim M
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback.

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