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O'Connell's Bar

8 Eyre Square, Galway H91 FT22, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
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So glad for the biodegrade straws

I'm overjoyed to see (finally) biodegrade paper straws in a local pub! This makes such a difference... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eleanor A
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Environmentally friendly straws

One of the first bars that I’ve seen use environmentally friendly straws and I was so happy to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Evan C
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“beer garden” (27 reviews)
“great pub” (12 reviews)
“front bar” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
8 Eyre Square, Galway H91 FT22, Ireland
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+353 91 563 634
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"beer garden"
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"great pub"
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"front bar"
in 6 reviews
"eyre square"
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"o connell"
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"main bar"
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"smoking area"
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"ed sheeran"
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"shop fronts"
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"an amazing selection"
in 3 reviews
"top spot"
in 2 reviews
"dj booth"
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"pizza oven"
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"massive selection"
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"perfect pint of guinness"
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"dough bros"
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"diagon alley"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm overjoyed to see (finally) biodegrade paper straws in a local pub! This makes such a difference to our environment, plastic straws are often used for 10 mins, and take almost 400 years to decompose! Genuinely fantastic to see a wonderful pub to take the...More

Thank Eleanor A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the first bars that I’ve seen use environmentally friendly straws and I was so happy to see it, will 100% come back because ir this

Thank Evan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I taste tested Irish Coffee's all over Ireland for 3 weeks, O'Connell's Bar was #1, their whipping cream on the top was phenomenal. Lots of little rooms and out door deck to explore

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into this bar on a day trip to Galway on a Tuesday afternoon with some mates for a beer. We ended up staying for 2 and coming back later for a swift half before the train. Beer was served well, staff were polite, the...More

Thank Carl H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family went there on a Saturday at 230 pm... there was a “bouncer” at the door said that we could not go in because my daughter was not 23!! Are you serious all of Ireland we drank wherever and whenever we wanted including SEVERAL...More

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Galway many times, and have often poked my head into this bar to find a spot for the rugby and never continued to go in because it looked small.. but after the Pucan incident (previous review) we got a drink and noticed...More

Thank Rachel_K90
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sought out this place because we saw it in Ed Sheran's music video Galway Girl. It turned out to be a delightful day to sit in the beer garden and enjoy a pint where we met some lovely sisters from Cork on holiday. The...More

Thank molleary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible place! Lovely little bar at the front with an amazing choice of Whiskey and spirits. If you go here, you MUST go outside and see the incredible beer garden!

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went into O’Connell’s in the afternoon because we liked the name and went back again after dinner because we enjoyed it so much couldn’t leave without making another visit. Great, hospitable service provided by knowledgeable staff and a great variety of beers on tap...More

Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place last night, what a great place, it has a really nice outside space with a Pizza oven out back. A huge choice of beers and spirits with great music. A brill place to people watch!

Thank Beth R
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