Garavan’s Bar Historic, traditional Irish Pub
Garavan’s Bar – Nestled in the heart of Galway city’s main shopping thoroughfare, stands the historic building that is Garavan’s Public House.
An architectural treasure, it’s current physical footprint dates back to the fortified Galway of 1650. While undergoing some renovations in the offices upstairs, original fireplaces were unearthed and traces of the tower (as significant historically as Lynch’s castle) and raw walls from the late Medieval period were also discovered. These precious finds gives one an appreciation why much of it is a protected building. Close your eyes and shut out all ambient noise, and you might even hear a whisper from the ghosts that occupy these walls.
There is a long-standing tradition of excellent whiskey-brewing in Ireland and Irish Whiskey, whose name derives from the Gaelic Uisce Beatha (‘Water of Life’), has been synonymous with Garavans since it’s inception 80 years ago. They offer an extensive collection of delicious (and some rare) whiskeys, one of the largest in Galway. Sourced from all over the world, these can be viewed in the beautifully handmade whiskey cabinets located throughout the bar.
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