Quay Street
Quay Street
4.5
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  • Paul c
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful.
    Great atmosphere great pubs great restaurants great people. Spent four days here while travelling around Ireland this was our last stop before leaving for UK. Well worth a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2023
  • WaJello
    1,477 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overrated
    This street is a lot more hype than it really is. Don’t get me wrong I’m we enjoyed it. However it is mainly pubs, jewelry shops and souvenir shops. I like the atmosphere, but I’d. lord walk it again to get to the bridge, river walk and cathedral.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Jordan
    Columbus, Ohio159 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but good to pass the time
    My husband and I walked around this area and the Latin Quarter for 30-45 minutes on a tour pit stop. Very, very busy and crowded area. Keep an eye on your kids and leash your dogs! Plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants. We also saw a few buskers plus a man and his dog makong some engravings. Not sure how crucial a role the dog played in the process.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio6,803 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good time
    We walked down Quay street and the , oddly named, Latin Quarter. Busy and full of energy. Some nice shops, and pubs, we may have tried a few. We enjoyed the talented musicians playing on street corners.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • sfarland
    Flagstaff, Arizona105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Galway is Beautiful
    Hands down, my favorite place in Ireland. There were so many stores to visit and it was definitely a nice seashore city. I would love to visit again. The food vendors were really good as well. I want to go back and visit. It was definitely worth a full day of activities.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2024
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_mdecoe
Sanford, MI171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Galway is OK. It is a lot of pubs with a few shops. There are a lot of restaurants, but you need to make a reservation at the good ones. I believe this is the city that has the bar with multiple entrances from different roads, walking into a gin bar or whiskey bar, etc.. it was just pure genus. Not impressed with music in bars. I won’t stay in Galway again.
Written April 14, 2022
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Nancy G
La Mesa, CA279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This spot can get crowded so if Covid afraid wear your mask. We stumbled upon at least three separate groups of local musicians. Lots of food choices as well and leads down to the water
Written May 31, 2022
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John L
Grand Bend, Canada2,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Even in a driving rainstorm, it is impossible not to fall in love with Galway (aka city of tribes), the 'capital' of Western Ireland located on the Atlantic. Quay Street, the pedestrianized street in the heart of the city, is filled with pubs playing traditional music, colourful shop facades, and enough restaurants and shops to satisfy every shopper. Galway is known for it seaside location, traditional music, cobbled streets, festivals and its lively culture, art and food. This was one of my favourite cities in Ireland ... possibly my very favourite ... and a return is high on my to-do list, hopefully during one of the city's many festivals.
Written January 20, 2023
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH6,803 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We walked down Quay street and the , oddly named, Latin Quarter. Busy and full of energy. Some nice shops, and pubs, we may have tried a few. We enjoyed the talented musicians playing on street corners.
Written September 3, 2023
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Jordan
Columbus, OH159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I walked around this area and the Latin Quarter for 30-45 minutes on a tour pit stop. Very, very busy and crowded area. Keep an eye on your kids and leash your dogs! Plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants. We also saw a few buskers plus a man and his dog makong some engravings. Not sure how crucial a role the dog played in the process.
Written July 8, 2023
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Ms F
Melbourne, Australia97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The street is really lively with great buskers and general shops. However the crowds can get a bit too hectic on Friday afternoons and weekends. Also didn’t like the number of smokers who thought it was ok to breathe their cigarettes on a baby.
Written March 22, 2020
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Chef Boy
Washington DC, DC86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We really liked Galway and the action is all in and near the Latin Quarter. There is about a 70,000 perm pop here with another 25,000 college students and they all party in about a 5 block radius in and near the Latin Quarter. A fun town!
Written October 20, 2021
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Gerald N
Boston, MA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you enjoy Irish music, culture and great Guinness, then get yourself to Quay Street! Each pub is unique! And the craic is great. We met a friend of my uncle (who has passed) in Tig Coli and heard some great stories about him. That was made my trip.
Written May 10, 2022
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Street nicely designed and in the heart of the city, lot of shops and places to eat or drink.

But I found it more overcrowded and chaotic to enjoy, maybe I went on a busier day than normal and missed the charm of the street.

It did look like it had many historical buildings that could be enjoyed.
Written July 27, 2023
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We weren't impressed. Way too many people bumping into each other. A few shops were cute but many of the stores I see back in my own hometown area. Some of the pubs looked fun but we ate outside of the main area.
Written May 22, 2023
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