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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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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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, we look forward to seeing you again More 

Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to have a pint and a smoke in the outdoors, well this is the place for you. The bar to the front is small but out the back, the place opens up in to 3 more bars. They have cleverly build its own streetscape. When the sun is shinning, its a great place to sit outside. Get... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We really appreciate your feedback, and good news we will have food available in the very near future More 

Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Our group visited Galway for St Patrick's Day celebrations but the weather was terrible so we holed up in the snug for 2 days. The staff where terrific and very friendly and even though the pub was bouncing, served with a smile. The snug was through from the bar and held about 8 with a wall mounted TV where we... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us, and also for the nice review. We will reserve the snug for you for next years Cheltenham Festival. Look forward to seeing ye all again....... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited, and revisited, and revisited on a weekend break watching rugby. Pat and his crew have this pub thing cracked! Check out the awesome beer garden, with genuine bus DJ booth, Harry Potter-like shop fronts...plus bars and heating!

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

Hi Ashley G, Thank you for visiting us, and for your kind review. We look seeing you again. More 

Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is always the first stop I hit after coming off the bus as its situated on Eyre Square just around the corner from the bus station. Absolutely fantastic selection of bottled and draught beers on offer with something for everyones tastes. The staff are alway friendly and up for a chat. They are in the process currently of upgrading... More 

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

Hi Hannigan007, Thank you for the nice review. The new beer garden is now open, so it will be nice to see you again soon. More 

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