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O'Connell's Bar

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Address: 8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 563 634
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O’Connell’s bar is located in the heart of Galway city in Eyre Square.

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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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Excellent place to have a sit for awhile. Lot of atmosphere.

Right in Eyre Square. Convenient and quaint. Excellent service and bar tenders were very friendly and offered Irish stories. Nice beer garden out back and a nice place to relax... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jim M
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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Brockton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right in Eyre Square. Convenient and quaint. Excellent service and bar tenders were very friendly and offered Irish stories. Nice beer garden out back and a nice place to relax with larger group.

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place , very friendly and the bar staff are 100% . What really tops it is beer garden best in galway .

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited quite a few bars in Galway during my visit and this appeared to be the least touristy and the one most used by the locals. Good atmosphere and good beer. Worth a visit

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your positive feedback More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Galway go to the great Bar, fantastic food, great atmosphere. May be better if you are under 50. Staff very efficient and socially competent.(corporate speak for great crack) Great location

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this pub many times over the years and even though it has changed a lot over time the friendly atmosphere and great professional service remained the same. It's a great spot for a quiet coffee or a mad night out. They have an amazing selection of whiskey and craft beer, not to mention the best gin in... More 

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, cool atmosphere and an amazing selection of beer/whiskey. Definitely would recommend this place!

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

What an excellent bar. So much choice and tap and on the shelf. Bar absolutely spotless and a really good pint that's very reasonably priced. Toilets basic but does the job. Staff excellent friendly and professional.

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank for for your review, and thanks for visiting us in O'Connells. We really appreciate the review. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Called in today for a quick drink with friends, staff very friendly massive selection of Irish whiskey and to many Gins to count. The best part is the beer garden, looks fantastic

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thanks for your visit. We really appreciate your feedback More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

O'Connell's became our "go to" spot after spending days in Galway City. It was located across the street from our bus stop, which became a little too convenient a couple of nights! Really enjoyed the atmosphere both inside and out. The beer garden is a slice of heaven in the middle of the city. Service was spectacular, and thank you... More 

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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us, it was great to see you. Thanks for the kind review... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It's hard finding a decent people-watching beer Garden. This place was great ! Particularly on sunny days. The decor is cool. Felt like we could have been holidaying anywhere ! (Probably because of the exotic weather ) ! But ofc very authentic and Irish. Bar staff friendly too. Will be back :)

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