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Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland

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This place is GREAT

This place was worth the price of the airfare to Ireland itself. Great Irish trio playing the night we were there and a great crowd. Try a Galway Hooker beer, loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place was worth the price of the airfare to Ireland itself. Great Irish trio playing the night we were there and a great crowd. Try a Galway Hooker beer, loved it.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This pub is seriously so much fun! If you are looking for the authentic Irish experience... Go here. They have the absolute best live Irish music!! It gets a bit crowded and you probably won't have a spot to sit but it's okay because its such a cool place! If you're in galway be sure to stop here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I decided to stop and have a drink in here after seeing a lot of sites within the city, we got in and its a proper traditional Irish pub. Arrived around 3 o'clock in the afternoon and noticed a sign saying that there was live music every day at 17:30 and 21:30 so we decided we would... More 

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St Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We loved this place and went there often. They have Irish music at 5:30 and 9:30 - so you can select one or both. There's always a crowd there so many times you will be standing; but that was ok. Very lively and fun place

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

we watch the first performance drank Guinness, came back for another local band at 9 and didnt leave until the end and drank more Guinness. This place was packed with locals, old not so old and young people all having a fantastic time. Be prepared to stomp your feet.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I loved the entertainment and the lively atmosphere. It was fun watching everyone enjoy themselves with great beer. Get there early so you can get a good seat, otherwise, you will be standing..which is okay too.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On a ten day tour of Ireland we were seeking great Irish music in a fun bar that was not starting music after midnight!!! Jane and Patric and Beano were fun, Here we go from Jersey to find authentic Irish music and people and we sit next to people from????jerseyq

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A lively pub for 'trad' music. One of the few where the music starts at a civilized hour. A bit touristy but fun. Huge bonus points for recovering and returning our lost iPhone.

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to Taaffes in April '15, early evening...before the music got going. Its a pleasant place, but I wouldn't say its exceptional. Had no problems getting served, although the barkeep wasn't as outgoing as most we met on our trip. Having said that, there may be places with more to offer in Galway.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A fine bar with great stout and craic.the staff are a great bunch of lads and on the ball with the pints.

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Address: Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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