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O'Connell's Bar

8 Eyre Square, Galway H91 FT22, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
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Perfect atmosphere

Went to O’Connell’s with my family and enjoyed a perfect pint of Guinness. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrià T
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Lovely Guinness

Nice enough bar, Much better during the daytime when it's empty. Big beer garden. The pints of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
El V
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O’Connell’s bar is located in the heart of Galway city in Eyre Square. A traditional Irish bar which was originally a grocery store and small bar, and it still has most of its original features and decor. O' Connells is one of Galway's oldest bars and is famous for its cosy atmosphere and amazing pint of Guinness. O' Connells have a large selection of whiskeys, gins and craft beers. They also have a large heated beer garden with outdoor bars and live entertainment every weekend.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“beer garden” (18 reviews)
“great pub” (12 reviews)
“front bar” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
8 Eyre Square, Galway H91 FT22, Ireland
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+353 91 563 634
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"beer garden"
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"great pub"
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"front bar"
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"eyre square"
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"smoking area"
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"ed sheeran"
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"shop fronts"
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"an amazing selection"
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"top spot"
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"dj booth"
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"massive selection"
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"mixed crowd"
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"great crowd"
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"galway girl"
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"authentic irish pub"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to O’Connell’s with my family and enjoyed a perfect pint of Guinness. The staff was very friendly and correct. The local is perfectly decorated and there’s good music too. Totally recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice enough bar, Much better during the daytime when it's empty. Big beer garden. The pints of Guinness are the best thing about the place.

Thank El V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

O’Connells is THE place to head to if you don’t mind the crowds and want to enjoy a real taste of Galway. It has a huge “beer garden” complete with separate bar, lots of WC’s, Pizza place, fake shop frontage and even a DJ booth...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

18 of us recently spent St Patricks day here watching the Ireland Vs England Rugby Match. It was perfect- only complaint was it was a little chilly- we chose to sit outside as the area is really cool and welcoming- they had two bars outside...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We wanted some trad music. The music didn't begin until 10 but no one was even setting up close to ten. And it wasn't going to be trad music. I asked the manager(?) and he said it would be all types of music. The bar...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

So, myself and my girlfriend had came up to Galway for valentines night and the following day as a trip away. We had just got up and decided to go for a walk up by the square and we headed into the shopping centre for...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

ed sheeran shot part of his "Galway Girl" music video here! young ish crowd, awesome bartenders, just a fun time :)

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

If you're looking for a pub with great atmosphere and huge outdoor space then this is the place for you. We could have stayed all night and it'll be our first stop for drinks on our next visit.

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

We were lucky to find seating for all of us on a Sunday afternoon. We could have stayed all night. There was a very mixed crowd including children in the afternoon - we enjoyed the craic with the barman and loved the decor

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Cozy, warm and inviting on a dreary, drizzly day. Nice crowd, friendly bar staff and patrons. Awesome beer garden with cover and heaters. A great place to spend the afternoon..

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thanks for your review

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