Eyre Square, Galway

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Nature / Park Landmark
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. Put Eyre Square and other Galway attractions into our Galway vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Eyre Square is at the heart of the city with beautiful sculptures and surrounded by many cafes and restaurants if you travel to Galway make this your start point for exploring the city.  more »
  • There is nothing spectacular in Eyre square. In the middle you have a fountain with Galway hookers and surrounded by a park suitable for a picnic on a sunny day.  more »
  • The square is as you would expect of a small park. It is nice to relax in on a sunny day and is central to Galway. A good meeting point and is where most busses stop.  more »
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  • I love Eyre Square for many reasons. Lovely park. Cool art. Pubs surrounding it. But mostly it's an easy meeting spot. And it gives a good reference point. Plenty of good history about the Square too. And the bus systems pick up from here!
  • The famine monument and the old house front were great historical features. It will look great when the works are finally finished. Love Galway
  • Love everything about the City of Galway! Every street, building, and business was worth checking out. It was an amazing experience! The square was somehow peaceful .. in the midst of a workday in the city with people everywhere. Bathrooms, considering you had to pay to use them, were really quite disgusting. I wouldn't touch a thing any more in there than i would at a public restroom in the middle of Manhattan!
  • Really exciting place to be. Lots of people from all walks of life. Lots of food and drinks. Bars and restaurants are plentiful too.
  • Loads of great restaurants are only a 2 minute walk away. Great spot when the sun is shining