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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