Quay Street

Quay Street, Galway: Address, Phone Number, Quay Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Quay Street
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Gerald N
Boston, MA10 contributions
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 10 May 2022
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mafischl
Huntington, NY1,990 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful area at the end, or beginning depending on your perspective of the Latin quarter. A vibrant area. Well worth visiting.
Written 7 May 2022
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Regina R
Lititz, PA112 contributions
Apr 2022
We were not impressed here. Typical tourist trap with too many people, some a bit drunk, trash and traffic. We stopped at a few shops to part with our Euros but then left as soon as possible. They shouldn't allow traffic so close to these areas. Also, difficulty finding bathrooms. It's a real issue if you have small children. I think there was one up near Aryn square or wherever according to a police officer but we never found it. A pleasant shop owner allowed us the use of his.
Written 26 April 2022
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Mike H
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Awful place ?.. beggars passing themselves off as street entertainers ,drugs and alcohol abuse visible on the streets and in the parks. As for the hotels ! We changed ours three times in a week and one was as bad as the other with refugee's staying in every one..our holiday ruined !... Ireland is an over rated over priced place of hazardous landscape neglected by the clearly unfriendly population ,,when you are lucky enough to meet one. They are dismissive as was our experience getting our luggage off a bus with tourists inquiries and the ones who do their jobs seem to.be the sober ones although spend all their time staring at phone screens..it's clear they have tried to tidy the place up with fragmented design of grey stone frontage and architecture borrowed from the pantheon of European design which makes the place look even worse...no thatched building in sight despite one depicted ed on every brochure and postcard I ever seen of Ireland...truly awful place and it's clear most of the reviews here are those of people suffering "Stockholm syndrome" and are terrified to upset the narco' whom occupy every bench ,tree and corner of the place. The State Department should have "Exercise extreme caution when visiting " on their website regarding Ireland and the murder rate their confirms that..Sleepy Joe is clearly in denial how far his "old sod" has truly slipped !
Written 16 April 2022
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_mdecoe
Sanford, MI124 contributions
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 14 April 2022
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Chef Boy
Washington DC, DC64 contributions
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 20 October 2021
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Richard H
Wickford, UK128 contributions
Sep 2021
We went as part of a day trip to the Great Cliffs of Moher. The street is nice and picturesque but nothing in particular to look at except the usual Irish tat gift shops ! We took refuge in one of the many pubs with outside seating and people watched until the coach was departing !!! Not particularly worth a visit unless you are passing through.
Written 1 October 2021
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Gill Murphy
Sowerby Bridge, UK437 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Love this area of Galway, it’s packed with shops, bars and restaurants. And the street entertainment is superb.
Make sure you have a stroll up and down this street, you are sure to find something you didn’t even know you needed.
Written 15 September 2021
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HannuVantaalta
Helsinki, Finland214 contributions
Sep 2021
A street where you can fin a lot of bars and restaurants and some shops. It is a lively street but doesn't offer anything special.
Written 10 September 2021
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CharlieJenny
Ennis, Ireland36 contributions
Jun 2021
The Staff here are so accommodating. The menu is imaginative & the food is just great. The tofu stirfry was yummy ! Great for Vegans too
Written 29 July 2021
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