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Address: 9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391564589
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Perfect respite from the madness outside. Locals made us feel welcome. Simple decor works a treat. Quality Guinness, excellent service & always with a smile ... And change from a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marian M
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect respite from the madness outside. Locals made us feel welcome. Simple decor works a treat. Quality Guinness, excellent service & always with a smile ... And change from a tenner. Win win. My kinda pub, well done.

Thank Marian M
Cavan, Ireland
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after trying many other bars on shop street where we could not get a seat as it was a bank holiday sat nite we found murphys there was a few people leaving so we went in and thankfully got a seat as its a small bar we stayed for a couple of hours as its a lovely cosy bar with... More 

Thank stephen19689
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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681 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

After a blasting live music at the Quay's Bar, this pub serves as an equalizer. Low group seating is just the atmosphere for a chat where you can hear each other, of course with a pint of beer. The sight of a drunk local slumped on a chair tells you this is one authentic Irish bar.

Thank ebbtide123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Found this place by accident and had a pleasant hour. We found none of the usual shamrockery in this little pub in the middle of Galway. A great pint, friendly locals and good staff. A particularly good pair of beverage technicians would bring a smile to anyone's face. If you want to sample a little of real Irish pubs try... More 

Thank NosherEngland
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

dropped into this bar on our recent visit, traditional in every sense, nice pint, good service. A few locals at the bar and the barman was friendly. Would reccomend here for a quiet pint.

Thank Newvistor
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65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I agree with modt of the descriptions of this bar - dark, quiet, friendly staff and decent beer. I think tourists looking for more "Irishness" might not be that interested as a quiet pub with all the locals chatting to one another in low voices over their pints can be, frankly, a bit dull. Still, if quiet is what you... More 

Thank ASClarkca
Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

TV invariably on - with regulars along the bar offering comments on the misfits, chances and criminals that hog the television airways. Has made fewer concessions to tourism than many Galway pubs and even employ Irish staff, and unlike the American reviewer below do know the difference between stout and beer. Hence people pop in while doing their shopping or... More 

Thank Gleamingspeed
northern ireland
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was in Galway for the weekend and on Friday night, & decided to go into Murphys for a drink only to be told at the door by the bouncer/doorman that we couldn't come in! My brother asked why not? we were a party of 4 in our 40's & 's, respectably dressed & sober. TOURISTS NOT ALLOWED IN was his... More 

6 Thank reviewqueen18
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Near Cross Street, Murphy’s Bar is on High Street—quite appropriate! Obviously with me sharing the name, I chose this pub. Irish beer on tap is allowed to breathe, which changes the color. Small bubbles in the amber Irish stout rise slowly and affect the rich flavor. For Americans accustomed to immediate service, this gives time to ask the barkeep about... More 

3 Thank DeanMurphy2020
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is what the non tourist Irish pub is all about. Conversation, friendly locals and great porter. The two beverage technicians Fiona and Mary are the friendliest two barmaids in Ireland. If you want a quiet, excellent pint of ale this is the place for you.

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