Eyre Square, Galway

#3 of 14 in Parks in Galway
Park · Landmark
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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  • A great square, right in the centre of Galway, plenty of pubs and restaurants, you can just sit in the garden and watch the world go by. Usually some great street entertainment here.  more »
  • Summer may be coming to an end, but we're not done yet. Fridays are still for beachy vibes and chill times in the sun and there's no better place to be than ... Eyre Square in Galway  more »

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