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Donnellys of Barna

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Irish, Seafood, International
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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Good for:
Special occasions

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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
Most recent review
Everything Fantasic at Donnellys of Barna

On my visits to Barna I always look forward to Donnelly's, it just never disappoints in anyway. From the warm welcome to the great seafood food, it is a must do when in the great city of Galway. I was lucky to have not one but two great nights there this week, both nights were quite, which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
David M
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On my visits to Barna I always look forward to Donnelly's, it just never disappoints in anyway. From the warm welcome to the great seafood food, it is a must do when in the great city of Galway. I was lucky to have not one but two great nights there this week, both nights were quite, which was fine.The service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were somewhat taken aback when we arrived here, with no obvious check in point, and locals ignoring us and no staff to be seen. But once we found a staff member, we were told a table would be ready in five minutes, and it was. Our Waitess even shooed off another couple who wandered in and were about to... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love our seafood. My wife loves prawns, tuna and salmon, I love mussels and hake, or calamari, or monkfish, or cod, in fact, I'm really easy to please, in a fishy kind of way! So you can imagine our delight on a rainy Saturday in February when we had a choice of 9 different fish courses, between starters and... More 

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Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This great restaurant is located "diagonally" across the intersection from The Twelve Hotel in Barna. We thought that this was still a part of Galway, but eventually we realized that we were just outside of Galway limits. Anyway, this place just oozes character, outside appearances is very inviting, inside is super. Inside the front door is a fair size bar... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent food, always great quality never disappoints. Friendly and helpful staff. Very busy restaurant :)

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Rome, Italy
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were looking for some proper Irish food and were very satisfied with our bet on Donnelly's. The place is nice, clean, well-lit and comfortable; the atmosphere is very pleasurable. We were very impressed with the staff: our hostess welcomed us warmly and found us a table in no-time even if we didn't have a reservation and were visiting on... More 

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Canada
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

just stopped here for lunch with my family on Shrove Tuesday. I had the seafood chowder which was excellent while my brother had fresh fish of the day, also excellent. My sister skipped right to the pancakes and we were all envious but I could not manage dessert aster the chowder. This is an authentic Irish pub with fires (they... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was one of over 50 people who attended a function in Donnelly's in February 2015. I've been there twice before, in 2006 and 2009, and the food, the service and the general ambience has always been first class. Some restaurants when catering for groups as large as ours was leave a bit to be desired - not so Donnelly's.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm not sure why I don't eat here more often. I've been here twice over the past 6 months, and the food has been fantastic on both occasions. Staff were also quite helpful. I'm looking forward to going back already.

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Cork
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a gorgeous meal here. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Asked to share a chowder starter and two half bowls were produced which we thought was a lovely gesture. Chowder was gorgeous. Chicken on chive potato divine. Medley of seafood on crepe sumptuous. Very generous portions. A huge pot of tea for two. Very busy with visitors but... More 

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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 0 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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