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“Great Pub and Brilliant Beer Garden”
Review of O'Connell's Bar

O'Connell's Bar
Ranked #11 of 83 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.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

A great place just on Eyre Square for a good drink and craic with friends. Small on the inside itself but has a great outdoor beer garden with bars and all outside for great service. The perfect place to go when it's sunny and enjoy your pint and well worth checking out

1  Thank Christopher C
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"front bar"
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"great pint"
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"eyre square"
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"smoking area"
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"ed sheeran"
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"an amazing selection"
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"shop fronts"
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"massive selection"
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"mixed crowd"
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"galway girl"
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"authentic irish pub"
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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.

1  Thank Ian T
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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

1  Thank ullathorne
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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

1  Thank jimfin
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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

1  Thank GooseBono
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