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Christmas Markets

Visited the Christmas Markets. They haven't developed much since my first time here in 2010. Visit... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Waterford, Ireland

Eyre Square is in the city center of Galway. Its also called the John F Kennedy Park. He visited... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like enjoying an afternoon in Eyre square on a sunny day. lots of restaurants and bars nearby. In there is the Christmas market which is a great addition to the area, as there a lot of activities anyone can enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mayhem2277
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Galway certainly knows how to celebrate Christmas. Not only is the square filled with lights, but there is the most amazing Christmas market too. Rides included

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ronwynp
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Galway is a beautiful city and always buzzing. Great nightlife and plenty of shopping. Eyre Square is great for a sit down and an ice cream when the sun shines.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irishlad505
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We were in Galway for a couple of days, staying in The Meyrick - it was great to look out over the bustling life of Eyre Square with its Christmas Market. The Market adds a nice season quality to the city - some interesting stalls...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Visited the Christmas Markets. They haven't developed much since my first time here in 2010. Visit Galway for everything else, maybe get a crepe in passing but don't have high hopes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BawnyD
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere lovely people very friendly and helpful loved the stalls big wheel Santa train definitely return

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Eyre Square is in the city center of Galway. Its also called the John F Kennedy Park. He visited and made a speech here. Its a lovely park with a unique sculpture

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoy the Big Wheel, road train, and street eats every December I'm Eyre Square. It is like a street carnival.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank topgold
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Christmas market is on, Not really my thing, plenty of food and drink stalls and lots for children. lots of Xmas gift ideas if a little expensive, plenty to do in surrounding areas (quay street).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 413shayd
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Christmas Markets are currently open here and it's absolutely beautiful- although, it's busy from morning until night! There's a lot of really beautiful stalls, including Les Deux Filles Sages, who's starry stall had us absolutely starry-eyed! We also really enjoyed trying Hungarian Chimney Cakes, which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Roawiel | Reviewed this property |
The kebab shop on the opposite side of the square. Such tasty food and excellent service!
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Christmas in West/Ireland 2013 with Teen- WrenBoy,Trad Mus? (15 Replies)
We are travelling to the west coast of Ireland for 10 days on Dec 20 to spend Christmas holidays in Killarney, Galway, Sligo and looking for activities that include an active, sporty teen boy, recognizing vagaries of weather and holiday closings. Are WrenBoy parades still held and where? Are the "Christmas in Killarney" festivities touristy or more authentic experiences for Irish families? Walking McGillicudy Reeks -- enjoyable in winter if weather is fair? Particularly worthwhile...More
December 07, 2013|
Response fromsoonas|
St Stephen's Day in Dingle is something special with competing "Wren boy" groups. As fuchsiagirl says it is very much a local event and not tourist oriented, but everybody is of course welcome. Most pubs are open on the 26th, and there is a great buzz about the place, so Tony2phones assertion that "Ireland.... Reopens on the 27th" is not universally true Even if you are staying in Killarney, you can get across to Dingle in just over an hour
What's the best way... (2 Replies)
To get from Galway to Killarney and how long would that actually take? My girlfriend and I will be vacationing and staying in Galway (Eyre Square) from June 27 to July 4th and decided it would be fun to go to Killarney and quite possibly stay overnight at a B&B. But internet searches are making me dizzy. One site said it would take 7 hours by bus, but that was only going from Dublin to Killarney. We were hoping to take a bus or maybe rent a car (although my sense of direction is not...More
June 19, 2009|
Astoria, New York
Quay Street or Eyre Square hotels? (6 Replies)
Hi, My 2 friends and I (we're 25) will be in Galway this July. We cant decide between Quay St or Eyre Square to book a hotel for three nights (thurs-sun). If anyone could give me any advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks. Jennifer
March 06, 2012|
Response fromIrishFan|
Galway is a small city. You can easily walk between Eyre Square and Quay Street in less than 10 minutes. I'd book whichever hotel meets your needs at the best price and not worry so much about location between those two.