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. 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 a pretty great landmark if you need to meet someone, and there's a nice park around it - it's lovely to sit around on summery days.  more »
  • Really cool area to check out. Great vibe, lots of pubs, tons of options for eating, drinking shopping. Just know lots of shopping closes down early before 9pm and some cases 6. Pubs and restaurants a...  more »
  • Wonderful walking square. So much to see and read. These streets are so easy to walk and navigate. If you are close by give it a look  more »
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  • Nice open park area with a small playground, and depending on the time of year colourful flower boxes. There are public toilets to the west, and a modern sculpture to the north. During the Christmas period the park hosts a Christmas market for a number of weeks which can get very busy. Unfortunately, the park isn't always clean due to a limited number of public bins, and limited daily cleaning.
  • A great place in the centre of everything. Useful to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of a lovely city like Galway
  • Autumn in eyre square. Unbeatable
  • Nice little park to sit and watch the world go by on a sunny day. City buses all come to Eyre Square.
  • Leading up to the culture capital vote the council really cleaned the place up and it looks great now. Let hope they keep it up