Rory Gallagher Statue
Rory Gallagher Statue
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
Read more
Write a review
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
117 reviews
Excellent
78
Very good
31
Average
6
Poor
0
Terrible
2

georgelow1
Inverbervie, UK15 contributions
May 2022
The 4 day Roryfest 2022 was my 11th visit to this tremendous celebration of rock / blues music in general and Rory Gallagher in particular. There is live music from early afternoon until we’ll after midnight in a variety of locations such as the local pubs from 10.30pm for free , the huge marquee from around 7.30pm at €30 per night and Rory Gallagher Place and Ballyshannon Square ( also free ) . Around 10,000 music fanatics attend this wonderful festival despite the fact that it is tricky to get to and hotel accommodation is at a premium. Generally people stay at nearby Bundoran and there are shuttle buses to and from there to Ballyshannon. There is also a camp site in Ballyshannon for the more hardy visitors but it is a very special place for Rory fans !
Written 10 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

john m
Northern Ireland, UK385 contributions
Apr 2022
A lively sculpture that captures Rory perfectly. If you like blues music, you'll be familiar with the much-missed Ballyshannon man.

Rory was the only performer who would play Belfast at the height of the troubles - he sold out the Ulster Hall when he did - and I'll always love him for that.
He'd be proud that he's remembered in this way.
Written 8 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Harry A
Stonehaven, UK84 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Situated yards from Dorrians Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, the oldest town in Ireland. The statue is of the famous rock musician who was born in this small town in Donegal.
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert W
Cavan, Ireland380 contributions
Oct 2019
Knew him slightly as he started his career and love his music to bits! Had to stop and say hello. Took photos of other visitors and they then our photo with the great man!
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Attygirl2013
Belfast, UK96 contributions
Aug 2019
A great musician, known thoughout the world and Ballyshannon is his hometown, so a fitting place to have this statue in such a prominent place
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GlasgowWinenut
Glasgow, UK2,383 contributions
Sep 2019
Hubby a hug fan so when in Donegal we had to come to take a picture with one of his idols statues. In Ballyshannon the oldest town ample parking at the bus station and a stroll round the corner.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lizzie4916
Cavan, Ireland538 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This statue is a very good likeness to the man himself. When we visited there were 5 French visitors there taking g photos.
The area around is very well kept and clean .
Written 15 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bronagh H
Newry, UK54 contributions
Aug 2019
A great tourist attraction in Ballyshannon. Popoular for getting your photo taken with the great man
Written 14 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael C
Leeds, UK41 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Beautiful statue to a fine guitarist, whose origins are in Ballyshsnnon, and in who’s honour a festival of music is held every year.
Written 2 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe M
Orlando, FL162 contributions
May 2019
Just park on the street and get your selfie with Rory in the center of town. Street parking is hit or miss but it's a landmark.
Written 5 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 100
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Rory Gallagher Statue | Ballyshannon | UPDATED February 2023 Top Tips Before You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Rory Gallagher Statue


Restaurants near Rory Gallagher Statue: View all restaurants near Rory Gallagher Statue on Tripadvisor