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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  • This square is very centrally located. The day we visited it had a band playing for st paddy's. Have numerous bars and food in and around it very handy to everywhere  more »
  • There are many attractions nearby here. Square itself has statue and monument as well. Teens tend to come and play skateboard here. Atmosphere is relaxing.  more »
  • If you are near the square take look at the sails and the black door, however I don't think I would go out of my way to visit the square.  more »
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  • A lovely place. Especially in December as it's turned into a market area. With a Christmas atmosphere with music and lights. Wonderful place.
  • Great place to chill out and recover from the hectic shop street. Offers benches to sit on some historical monuments, some artistic sculpture thing, a nice playground for the kids and some greenery so you know you are infact in Ireland. Lovely atmosphere
  • It's a square that's not in the middle of a town sized village. It's neat and clean and was most likely entirely European funded, hence its looks. It's greatly accessible considering the fact it attaches to pretty much everything in galway. So yea, neat open space, tiny compared got pretty much every town square on the planet and drinking is prohibited. But pubs attached to every side of it. So that's cool.
  • I love Eyre square. I really love it on a hot summers day. I love sitting out near the fountain.
  • Great city for a family day out.With great shops and amenities for all ages

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