Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Western Ireland  /  Province of Connacht  /  County Galway  /  Galway  /  Sightseeing  /  Quay Street

Quay Street, Galway

4.6
#2 of 27 in Sightseeing in Galway
Landmark Tourist Spot
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. A visit to Quay Street represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Galway trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Quay Street
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,730 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Beef, bacon and NAZ burger was great! One of the best burgers uf our Ireland tour! We arrived around 1800 h and easily had space! Price is right.
    View original
  • the heart of tourism in Galway, the restaurants and the shops succeed one another animation is permanent and friendly.
    View original
  • Quay Street (impress the locals and pronounce it correctly as "key" street) is Galway's version of a Bourbon Street. It's safe to say that it is a very lively place, but much more well behaved than Bo...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • The best thing about this restaurant is that they understand outdoor eating in Galway. Hot water bottles and blankets are the way to go. Great range of gluten free food. Lovely wine menu and a helpful staff to advise your choice. A great place to sit and people watch. Love this place
  • Best dinner we've had on our holiday. The mussels with the cream sauce were absolutely grand. This quant and cozy place has a lovely staff and great food selection. They offered yo mind the baby while we ate. They were so good with him. We enjoyed chatting with the locals in this restaurant.
  • Excellent beef and Guinness stew as well as lamb stew. Friendly staff. Didn't have a high chair for our one-year old bu we made do. Busy place on a Sunday night in July
  • Tiny portion of calamari,don't know how they had such good reviews asked for a beer they gave it warm asked another waiter for the next one did she have cold beer she got it straight away. The girl who wasn't Irish terrible Customer service more interested in joking with the staff than serving never go back customer service anyway overprice

Plan your trip to Galway

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Galway

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Galway by other users

9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Galway BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Galway BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans