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Donnellys of Barna

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Irish, Seafood, Pub, International, Soups
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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We make sure we eat at Donnellys when we are in Galway. Food is fabulous and there is something for everyone's test. and setting very comfortable and friendly. Easily one of my favorite Irish restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We make sure we eat at Donnellys when we are in Galway. Food is fabulous and there is something for everyone's test. and setting very comfortable and friendly. Easily one of my favorite Irish restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had two beautiful Lunch's here. We had the open prawn sandwich and the seafood chowder. Both were absolutely gorgeous, staff were so friendly and the Snug was fantastic to sit in and have a pint :)

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2 Thank Lysa B
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is more like a gastropub than a restaurant, and is huge. there are traditional cozies in the main pub. We were seated out toward the back , which seemed more like the renovated barn. large open and comfortable. I had haddock, fresh and perfectly prepared. I enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food.

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1 Thank Susan P
Co Meath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on during a recent visit to Galway. Had a very enjoyable meal, Donnellys had been recommended to us and it was well worth the visit. Staff friendly and helpful, lovely meal in nice cosy atmosphere. Had a couple of drinks in the bar afterwards, good mix of locals and visitiors. Nice to hear the Irish language being spoken... More 

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2 Thank Mary M
Galway, Ireland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently dined here with my wife having not been for a couple of years and the only disappointment was that I had been away too long! From the minute we arrived and were greeted by a smiling Barman (who was polite, engaging and humorous!), the first thing that you become aware of is the glorious smell of food and... More 

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1 Thank Frank H
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a few pints of the black stuff in this pub recently on a very wet and dark winters day.lovely pub friendly staff busy serving food which looked great.Had a bowl of chowder and some muscles very nice. Would recommend it for a stop of on the way to Connemara.

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1 Thank Eddie D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visited the Galway area from London over Christmas and was pleasantly surprised by this gem. Great food, nice atmosphere, top notch chowder and the best Guinness on my Irish travels!

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2 Thank rob w
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

One of my favorite places to visit in Galway. Great food and wine with wonderful Pints. The service is vey friendly and efficient.

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Lodi, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

After a windswept drive through Connemara we returned to Galway and just before, in Barna we saw lots of people going to this corner restaurant. We are sure glad we followed them in. The food was amazing!! One elderly gentleman next to us said he drive a couple of hours every few months just to eat there again. Really great!!!

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Limerick, Ireland
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to Donnelly,s for an evening meal..there was a wide variety of choice and good value. All the staff where friendly and attentive. We Will eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)91 592 487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Pub, International, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children

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