Eyre Square, Galway

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Admire the scenery as you stroll through Eyre Square, Galway's urban park located in the city center. The site officially took the name John F. Kennedy Memorial Park in 1965. Because the park connects to many of the shopping streets, it serves as a popular meeting place. Pick up souvenirs and take in the culture on the nearby William Street or Shop Street. Mayor Edward Eyre, for whom the park was named originally, founded the site in 1710. In the time since, it has undergone several changes, including the addition of stone walls in 1801, redevelopment in Georgian style, and a complete reconstruction in the 1960s before reopening with its new name. With our custom trip planner, Galway attractions like Eyre Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It’s a good meeting spot. Not much here apart from some old family crest flags and part of an old castle that’s boxed off with plastic screens. Buskers add to the atmosphere if you’re lucky. 
    It’s a good meeting spot. Not much here apart from some old family crest flags and part of an old castle that’s boxed off with plastic screens. Buskers add to the atmosphere if you’re lucky.  more »
  • Was a busy place with lots of travelers and others meeting to hang out. The bus station is just a block away on one side and the train station close by as well. 
    Was a busy place with lots of travelers and others meeting to hang out. The bus station is just a block away on one side and the train station close by as well.  more »
  • A tiny, mini Central Park. Great location. Pretty area, for all ages. Close to everything. The train station are attached to it either side. 
    A tiny, mini Central Park. Great location. Pretty area, for all ages. Close to everything. The train station are attached to it either side.  more »

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