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“Fantastic meal atmosphere and service, was altogher a very pleasant evening.”
Review of Donnellys of Barna

Donnellys of Barna
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Barna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$43
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
“Fantastic meal atmosphere and service, was altogher a very pleasant evening.”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Went here a few nights for dinner in our week stay. Fab little restaurant would go back in a heart beat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Kirralee B
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear KiraleeB
Thank you for your review and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Donnellys on your return visit to Barna.
Kind regards
Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Can't imagine a better place to eat”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

What we viewed as an exceptional pub experience. Excellent service - prompt but not rushed - with food that set the standard for us. Right on the Main Street, we walked from our B and B. Very eclectic atmosphere with an intriguing floor plan gave you a feeling of some seclusion in a pretty busy pub. Quite enjoyable. Chowder was excellent as was the gravlax salmon for appetizers. Both had the cod, also excellent. Server (Lorraine) was friendly, efficient and treated us just right. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Late-Day-Traveller
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Late-Day-Traveller
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Donnellys. We were delighted to read your review and thank you for your kind comments.
Lorraine was very happy when she learnt that she had appeared in a review. Its always nice when staff are mentioned in a reviews as it gives them a lift.
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Barna and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.
Kind regards
Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Overrated, noisy, and just plain plain”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

The food was standard pub fare but not done very well. The steak we had was tough and close to impossible. Copious chips and sides per Irish tradition. This place is great for beer. And for convivial company. Lots of revelers

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank CascadeProf
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear DonaldP
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Donnellys. We were disappointed to read your review and learn that you did not enjoy your meal with us.
We hope this did not put a dampen on your holidays and that you enjoyed your visit to Galway.
Should you return to Galway in the future we would hope that you would return to Donnellys and leave with a more positive view of us.
Kind regards
Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Yum Yum Yum”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stopped here for lunch the other day and had the most amazing soup. I had vegetable soup and my daughter had the seafood chowder. Both were piping hot and delicious. The atmosphere in the pub was lovely, it was a miserable day out and the pub was warm and welcoming packed with families and groups of friends enjoying the bank holiday. I could have spent all day here!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank monkeychops181
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Dear Monkeychops181
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Donnellys. Delighted you and your daughter enjoyed your lunch with us.
I hope you enjoyed your trip and look forward to welcoming you back should you return.
Thank you.
Kind regards
Cecily & all the team at Donnellys.
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3 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped here the other day and was pleasantly surprised, excellent food and friendly staff we'll worth a visit of in Galway.

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Thank Bigbren1959
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