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O'Connell's Bar

8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
Review Highlights
Great atmosphere

We were lucky to find seating for all of us on a Sunday afternoon. We could have stayed all night... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cork, Ireland
Cozy and inviting on a dreary day.

Cozy, warm and inviting on a dreary, drizzly day. Nice crowd, friendly bar staff and patrons... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bedford, NY
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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 good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“beer garden” (18 reviews)
“front bar” (6 reviews)
8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to find seating for all of us on a Sunday afternoon. We could have stayed all night. There was a very mixed crowd including children in the afternoon - we enjoyed the craic with the barman and loved the decor

Thank blackr0ckgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy, warm and inviting on a dreary, drizzly day. Nice crowd, friendly bar staff and patrons. Awesome beer garden with cover and heaters. A great place to spend the afternoon..

Thank rrodeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a wet Friday night last weekend. Lovely warm cosy atmosphere, great staff and amazing Guinness!! Huge beer garden out the back !! Staff know how to look after their customers , if you are visiting Galway you MUST VISIT this pub !!

Thank Alandunne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was never more insulted in all my life. The bar man just refused to serve me and my 5 friends. He claims they dont serve groups so you have to go to this pub alone

Thank Fintan O
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The staff were so friendly here and so kind. They went beyond and above for us.. we wanted pens for our pub quiz and one of the staff went out and got us some-thank you! Great atmosphere in here! Had our pics taken behind the...More

Thank geordierach
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I passed by this Galway Icon a number of times, trying to ignore it's ignominious Eyre Square neighbour Fibber's, so I didn't give it a second glance. Then friends arranged to meet up there, and I was gobsmacked; the Front Bar is as traditional and...More

1  Thank PaulMcLock
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The pub itself is a beautiful building. Neither me nor my friends could comment on the quality of the pint, however, the barman was nothing short of rude. We walked in of an afternoon for a few quiet pints before dinner, waited ten minutes, ordered...More

Thank Arrietty81
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This bar manages to cope with it's popularity better than most. It is like a tardis with the small front bar being a classic bar but opens out into a really good space out back with other bars, tellys, and even a pizza oven if...More

Thank hamish d
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This place is like a step back in time. The beer garden is very quirky. Although to be honest it didn't feel like the most friendliest of places to drink in . We felt ignored whilst waiting to order a drink. Maybe it's just for...More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Came through Galway on a day trip; were told that O'Connell's was "the Galway Girl bar"... being a group of girls we were quite keen to have a pint and check it out. It was fairly quiet as it was early in the day but...More

Thank Xsteephaaanieee
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