Eyre Square

The heart of the modern city, between the old town and the port, centres on the small John Kennedy Park, named after the President of the United States who visited in 1963. Several monuments are to be seen here, such as Browne doorway, cannons from the Crimean War, statues of Patrick O'Connor and Liam Mellows, who took part in the Easter Rising. The local council's sword and mace, instituted in 1484 by Richard III and abolished in 1841, are exhibited at the Bank of Ireland building.

Useful information

Address : 

Forster St.

Nearby tourist attractions

Lynch's Castle
Lynch's Castle
This 16C building belonged to the most
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St Nicholas' Churchof Galway
St Nicholas' Churchof Galway
The medieval church, where Christopher
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Nora Barnacle's House
Nora Barnacle's House
Souvenirs, photographs and letters are
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Salmon Weir Bridge
Salmon Weir Bridge
The bridge, built in 1818, links the old
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Roman Catholic Cathedral
Roman Catholic Cathedral
This cathedral was dedicated to Our Lady
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Galway City Museum
Galway City Museum
Opened in 2007, a stone's throw from its
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Lynch's Castle
Lynch's Castle
This 16C building belonged to the most
1:00
St Nicholas' Churchof Galway
St Nicholas' Churchof Galway
The medieval church, where Christopher
0:15
Salmon Weir Bridge
Salmon Weir Bridge
The bridge, built in 1818, links the old
0:15
See all