Quay Street, Galway

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Explore Quay Street, one of the city's most lively and fun areas to see on foot. This street is one of many that stretch south from Eyre Square toward the Corrib. Take a stroll and admire the beautiful historic buildings, window-shop at one of many artisan boutiques, and people-watch from a café or restaurant. Don't miss a stop at one of the pubs along the way. This street is known for having some of the best nightlife in Galway because of its welcoming atmosphere. Use our Galway online sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Quay Street and other attractions in Galway.
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  • Quay St is a narrow pedestrianised lane in the oldest part of Galway it runs from The Claddagh quay to Eyre Square,the centre of Galway,via Shop St. It is full of bars restaurants and pubs which with ...  more »
  • This is the best pub in Galway according to me. There are plenty of nooks and different spaces. The concerts are always great and even when there are a lot of people (ex Saturday night) you'll find always a small place somewhere.
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  • This line of bars, restaurants, retail stores, etc. was a walking short distance from my hotel. Shoping convenience from jewelries to shoes.  more »
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  • Our experience at the quay street kitchen was one of the finest we have experienced so far. The menu was not overwhelming, our waitress Orla provided us with great service, very accurate, friendly and made a calm impression. The food was absolutely delicious. My girlfriend got vegetables and a carrot-chili-coconut soup, I got their daily special cod and chips. Probably the best chips ever. We would definitely recommend going here, as prices were also more than reasonable for the quality of food you're getting.
  • Best restaurant I've been to in Ireland and possibly, top 5 in all my travels. Delicious food, great vegan options, great cooking. Small menu but delicious. Try the crab bruschetta. Very cozy and comfortable spot with outdoor seating.
  • Amazing stew and lamb shank... all in a perfect cozy but elegant atmosphere. Highly Recommended
  • Very cozy place for two. Menu is short but delicious. Recommending mussels.
  • Great little restaurant! Amazing salad and dessert! Very helpful, friendly staff. Can be quite crowded. We sat in their outside dining area. It was lovely.

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Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
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