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The 10 Oldest Galway Pubs

The 10 Oldest Galway Pubs

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  1. An Pucan

An Púcán is first and foremost, a genuine, great craic, proud to be Irish Bar. We are located on the corner of Eyre Square in the beating heart of Galway. With a fantastic chef, great bar staff and inside the beautiful surroundings of Galway’s city centre, An Púcán is a great place to eat or party, morning, noon and night. View Profile

  1. O’Connells Bar

A traditional Irish bar in the heart of Galway city established in 1862. Famous for their Guinness and large beer gardens. They are also home to the Dough Bros Pizza Shop and the location for Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” music video. View Profile

  1. The Crane Bar

The Crane Bar on Sea Road is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has long been a haunt of those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. Situated in the ‘Small Crane’ square, The Crane Bar offers music nightly both upstairs and downstairs.

Upstairs at The Crane Bar is a much loved venue, seating 70 in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere remarked on by both performers and audiences alike. View Profile

  1. Garavan’s Bar

Garavan’s is a beautiful family-owned pub located on William Street, right in the heart of Galway City. It is one of the oldest pubs in the city and is full of character. Friendly bar staff, Traditional Music sessions every week and one of the best pints of Guinness in Galway make Garavan’s popular with locals and visitors alike. Along with outside seating (for those sunny days!), another smoking area at the rear and a cosy snug, the relaxed atmosphere and welcoming locals will have you feeling right at home while you enjoy a quiet pint. View Profile

  1. Monroe’s 

Monroe’s Live is an award-winning multi room venue in Galway’s West End with regular National & International acts. It is fitted with a state of the art Funktion One sound system, intelligent lighting and projection and can cater to a wide variety of events including live shows, club nights, theatre shows & movie screenings. It can also fully cater to private parties from 50 up to 300 with a great range of party packages (inclusive of food options) to suit all budgets. View Profile

  1. Taaffes Bar

Bustling and friendly, this 150 year old cheery village pub is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. As you pass by its stone facade you can hear traditional Irish music passing through the windows. The bustling bar is well-known for its atmosphere and traditional Irish music which has been playing here for over 20 years. Anyone is welcome to come along and listen or play (if you can) and there’s no cover charge. Famous for being a GAA pub, Taaffes also sells the best pint of Guinness in the city, and it won’t disappoint. Good quality bar food is served all day with generous keenly-priced portions. View Profile

  1. Club Aras na nGael

Club Áras na nGael opened in 1986 and is a small haven for the Irish language community in the city centre. Club Áras na nGael is renowned as a music venue catering to all tastes with everything from traditional music to world music live in the bar. View Profile

  1. Tig Choili

Tig Choili is located in the heart of Galway city’s Latin Quarter. A country pub in the middle of the city, they boast some of the finest Traditional Irish Music Galway has to offer! With a good blend of locals and visitors alike, this lively pub promises to give you an experience, as well as the finest pint in the city! This pub is a hub for local and visiting musicians with 14 sessions weekly. The walls of the pub are decorated with pictures of local and famous musicians who have played a tune or two in Tig Choilis over the years. View Profile

  1. The Quays

The Quays is situated right on the water with a beautiful view of Clew Bay. With a beer garden out the back looking on to the sea and Croagh Patrick, the Quays Bar has one of the best views in Westport. View Profile

  1. The Kings Head

The Kings Head Pub is located on High Street in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. This landmark pub has earned a fantastic reputation for live music and comedy, good honest hearty food and great craic over three floors. Owned and managed by the Grealish family for over 20 years, The Kings Head now adjoins the award-winning Malt House Restaurant. View Profile

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