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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  • I was here during the art festival. It was packed full of people, food vendors and art. It was a nice space but not a great place to relax. The art projects were impressive though. It was also a great...  more »
  • Eyre Square is in the edge of the shopping area and a great place to sit and take a break . Lots of history to take in with sculptures and information . Seating greenery and trees often with the added...  more »
  • A spot of green in my favourite City! Eyre Square really has it all, a clean green park area, lots of trees, and lots of history with the many ruins dotted around the place and all the colorful flags ...  more »
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