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“Great service, drinks and outdoor seating with great music”
Review of O'Connell's Bar

O'Connell's Bar
Ranked #9 of 82 Nightlife in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Valencian Country, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great service, drinks and outdoor seating with great music”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a great pub on the edge of Eyre Square. The staff on both occasions when we were there were very helpful. The outdoor seating area was very welcome as the sun was shining and the music playing through the speakers was an eclectic mix and easy on the ear.
Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best pint of Guinness in Galway”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

I love this pub. The quality of the Guinness is in my opinion the best in the city. Although there some great pints to be had in Galway, this place I believe has the finest Guinness.. Enjoy

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Ballinameen
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not great for Rugby”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had been told that this pub was a good place to watch the rugby. I can only comment on the front bar. This is long and narrow with the TV (Old and not a great picture) at the far end.
The place has a low ceiling which makes it hard to see unless you are more then half way up the length of the bar.
The beer garden might be OK but it was closed due to high winds.
There are better places in Galway

Visited January 2014
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Irish
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great venue for rugby weekend”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Well you can enjoy great hospitality and literally outside the door you can be seen to browse the Christmas market hence calling it a shopping trip too

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank GooseBono
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Bar is right on Eyre Sq and looks small from the outside. Don't be deceived, there are old room after room beyond the main bar and a great outdoor bar area. The place has great character. It isn't a flash place, but appears very popular and the was a great crowd.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Vincent-in-Ireland
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