Eyre Square, Galway

3.2
#3 of 14 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.
Create an itinerary including Eyre Square
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Eyre Square Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,342 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Galway can be a confusing place to find your way, with narrow, often one-way, streets that enter little squares at odd angles. But everything seems to converge at Eyre Square, in the middle of the...  more »
  • Galway starts here for moist visitors ... it’s where the railway station, the bus station, the local buses terminate and where Shop Street starts. It’s great for meeting people and orientation...  more »

Plan your trip to Galway

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Galway

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Galway

4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Galway

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Galway

5.0
Duration: 3 hours
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Galway

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Nearby attractions in Galway

4.6
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 2 hours