The Galway Bar with the Best Outdoor Space in Ireland
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The Galway Bar with the Best Outdoor Space in Ireland

O’Connells Bar in Eyre Square has been named as The Best Outdoor Space in Ireland at the Irish Pub Awards held in Dublin on Wednesday 16 November!

After being named as Connacht Regional winner in September, the Galway bar went on to represent the west nationally and took home gold as they were named as the best Outdoor Space on the Island of Ireland!

O'Connells Interior

The former Grocery Store that has been solely a pub since the '70s has become one of Galway’s most loved places to meet, have a drink and eat. Inside the bar, the décor has all original features including tiled floors, antique lighting, stained glass windows, solid wooden seating and a pressed tin ornate ceiling in the main bar. Nostalgia fills every corner with historic photos lining the walls.

Outside, however, is next level!! Enter the O’Connells Beer Garden. The mock street outside is the ideal place to eat the award-winning Dough Bros Pizza and new addition to the garden, Prátaí Chips whilst enjoying the best cocktails, pints of Guinness or sampling one of their many bottles of whiskey as well as live music!


A custom-built bar was recently installed as well as retro fit vintage neon signage to bring the garden beautifully from day to night.

The bar also exclusively released their Powers 12-year-old Single Cask Whiskey in 2021. 200 years of expertise means the people in Midleton know all there is to know about creating some of the best Irish Whiskey. With their help and guidance, O’Connell's have chosen a wonderful example of Pot Still Irish Whiskey. This cask was originally laid down to mature on the grounds of Midleton in 2007, released and bottled in 2021 and now available in the bar.

Pop in and enjoy O’Connells in Eyre Square, 7 days a week, or get social on Instagram @OConnellsGalway

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