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Reviewed 3 days ago

Quay Street was our favorite part of Galway. A constant stream of activity with street performers and great people watching. the street is lined with a variety of bars and restaurants. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quay Street has so much going on! There are tons of bars, restaurants, shops, and street entertainers.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank f215maureen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Think Galway beat last years New Years night by a mile.. great bars, good prices, ample parking, taxis and the banter with locals was class.. a must for anyone looking for a quality and fun weekend.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank eddiemT8350LJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to wander at night... Lots of bars and restaurants, and talented and determined buskers braving rain and even snow to deliver great music to people passing by. Lots of opportunities to duck into pubs for traditional music, too.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank matt l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to walk around. Plenty of restaurants and bars. There was also a nice Christmas market set up. We were also told Quay street ( was pronounced Key Street).

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Galway's quay street has a very trendy vibe to it. Because the city ia thriving with young generation from local universities, the restaurants are very varied and there are many options. It's great for just a stroll as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RaheelQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mainly pubs and restaurants along here but definitely worth a wander. Some really lovely food and quirky pubs, a must see if your in Galway

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lulabell_lala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little street, friendly and fun and the best street in galway to be at the weekends or holidays. Great place to eat, great place to drinking and some real nice places to shop. A mustsee if in gawlay.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Holly Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was cold weather, yet i do walked around to explore. do recommend the walk on summer as it will be turned a better.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hauge1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to know where to start !!!! what an amazing Vibrant colourful musical street, great pubs and they are truly great, Guinness is a must, you will be spoiled for choice and when you have visited every pub you will be merrier than you have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 25, 2018|
Response from Mary J |
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from I636LSlindak | Reviewed this property |
There are loads, so it depends on your budget. Jurys Inn would be very central, it's just off Quay St or the Meyrick which is on Eyre Square and close to the Bus & Rail Station. Connacht Hotel outside the city but there is a... More
March 26, 2018|
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2 nites perfect the uni kids are all off now until after Easter and the buzz isn't usually a 'spring break type buzz' it's a Good feel and there are clubs and pubs for your age and older ! That's why it's so popular... More
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Tim V
Wilmington, North Carolina
Best Area to stay in Galway (4 Replies)
Hello, My wife will be in Galway for work for 8 days and Ill be with her. I imagine I 'll do some day trips but will probably hang out in the city center and visiting pubs mostly and strolling around. Where is best area and or place to stay? (near quay street/) Any activity suggestions out side the normal touristy stuff would be appreciated. Are there any unique or unusual cool activities in or around Galway? Would love to drive a rally car, haha ! Were not super partiers so it would be nice...More
February 15, 2018|
Response fromkeeks2320|
I would recommend Eyre Square, great location for day trips, close to shopping and a less than 5 minute walk from the nosier Quay Street. The Merick, Park House and The Raddison.
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.
New Jersey
Where to stay 1 night in Galway - traffic congestion? (39 Replies)
Hello, We will be arriving into SNN in June 2015. Because of the jet lag we don't want to drive too far, so the current plan is to stay in Galway for one night before heading further north to either Clifden or Westport to explore the Connemara area. Our flight arrival is at 7:30 am so I would anticipate arrival in Galway around 10 am. I've read about traffic congestion and difficult-to-navigate streets; is there a hotel that would be relatively easy to get to driving from Shannon? i.e....More
November 16, 2014|
Response fromNiceIrlande|
I'd recommend the Salthill Hotel. Traffic can be heavy at certain times in Galway, but I'd still hire a car and drive there. You can walk from Salthill to the city centre. There are closer hotels to the city centre but I don't bother staying in them as I love Salthill.