Eyre Square, Galway

3.2
#3 of 13 in Parks in Galway
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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  • Eyye Square is very pleasant but, to be honest, there is not much to see. It does have public toilets (30 cent entry) but you would have to be pretty desperate to use them (I did, but I could do what ...  more »
  • After we walked through the Latin quarter we came to this square where a lot of people were hanging out and enjoying a beautiful day. We saw the JFK monument from when he visited and a couple other me...  more »
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