Eyre Square

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Richard H
Dublin, Ireland187 contributions
Mar 2020
Galway starts here for moist visitors ... it’s where the railway station, the bus station, the local buses terminate and where Shop Street starts. It’s great for meeting people and orientation. There are some good hostels round it. There’sa nice pub on the East side.

There is a weird doorway signifying one of the Tribes of Galway but it looks out of place and is an eyesore (you’d think it was a monument to the crash of 2008)
Written March 7, 2020
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andream0402
Melbourne, Australia2,733 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
It’s a good meeting spot. Not much here apart from some old family crest flags and part of an old castle that’s boxed off with plastic screens. Buskers add to the atmosphere if you’re lucky.
Written May 10, 2022
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Cary L
San Diego, CA678 contributions
Sep 2019
Galway can be a confusing place to find your way, with narrow, often one-way, streets that enter little squares at odd angles. But everything seems to converge at Eyre Square, in the middle of the city. Within easy walking distance of numerous hotels and restaurants, it serves as a meeting place, a place for a casual walk amid the landscaping, or simply a place to relax and watch the people. It becomes especially lively in the evening.
Written March 17, 2020
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Ursula 2909.
Dublin, Ireland567 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This is where all the people gather. There is a beautiful little park in the center of Eyre Square, surrounded by Shopping centre, pubs and places to eat. Lots of people walking through the park, some lying around sunbathing, others sitting down watching all the activity or taking photographs. You can't visit Galway without popping into Eyre Square.
Written May 4, 2017
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,307 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Think of Eyre Square as Central Park, though a gazillion times smaller. This square—or park—is the main staging area for city and tour buses, and is surrounded by buildings that house businesses and residents. It’s also a lovely botanical garden that rivals an artist’s palette. Golf course-like grass attracts toddlers running about to practice leg coordination, while trying to catch butterflies floating above fragrant flowers. A sculpture-like device is a combo monkey bars and child’s exercise equipment. A rusted multifaceted steel sculpture at the square’s center symbolizes sails of the “Galway Hooker”. Not what you think; it’s a fishing sailboat. Protected by a Plexiglas wall is “The Browne Doorway”. This portal is all that remains of Maria and Dominic Browne’s 1627 mansion, and was relocated to Eyre Square in 1905, two years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. Eyre Square has a section called Kennedy Park. It features a bronze bust of the slain American president erected in the 1960s.

Eyre Square is also the gateway to High Street, which on weekends hosts a street fair of amateur performers. Nearby there are restaurants, hotels, pubs, coffee houses, and anything people of all ages could desire.
Written August 17, 2014
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Sailoil
Cashel, Ireland193 contributions
Apr 2014 • Business
Should be a centrepiece of the Galway holiday experience. A green lung where office workers can have a relaxed lunch, like Stephens Green in Dublin.

Sadly my experience was marred by drunken louts at lunchtime on a sunny weekday. They were drinking cider, bare knuckle boxing, making a general nuisance of themselves and driving away scant tourists.

The Gardaí were called, took their time coming, didn't exactly look very hard and drove off, leaving the louts in situ.

There is a smell of piss from buildings in the square. All in all Galway is not managing this important space.
Written April 22, 2014
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ofarrellrichard
Dublin, Ireland58 contributions
Jun 2018
Eyre square is located in the centre of Galway beside the Train station. It is an open green space which holds entertainment throughout the year. Nice to just sit with a coffee or ice-cream and watch the world go by.
Written February 11, 2019
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Gill Murphy
Sowerby Bridge, UK438 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
A great square, right in the centre of Galway, plenty of pubs and restaurants, you can just sit in the garden and watch the world go by. Usually some great street entertainment here.
Written September 15, 2021
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Rejeanne S
16 contributions
Sep 2019
We spent many hours of our 4 days in Galway wandered around this beautiful area on the water. Great food, shops and entertainment.
Written February 2, 2020
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lori8146
goldens Bridge, New York, USA113 contributions
Dec 2019
The Christmas Market in Eyre Square is lovely, with many vendors of food and gifts. We had a great time browsing around the stalls and having some Christmas snacks.
Written December 3, 2019
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