Book a Hotel near Eyre Square

Eyre square is also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial park or Kennedy park. It is located in the city centre of Galway and is widely open to the public. Originally, the park was built starting with a couple of ash-trees and an enclosed wooden fence. The purpose of the park was to run small markets back in 1631.

Today, the park is home to the third longest Occupy Camp in the world that ran for 216 days! Occupy Camps became well known throughout the EU and US due to their popularity in utilising public spaces to assemble workshops where debates and discussions would be held about finding solutions to frightening social injustices. So far there haven’t been more Occupy Galway events since, but keep your eyes peeled!

After controversial redevelopment over the years, 2 large cannons were built out of cast-iron, which recognised the service of the Connaught Rangers in the 1853 conflicts. There is also a portrait of former US president John F. Kennedy and a statue of the hero of the War of Independence, Liam Mellows.

In the park, a shopping centre is also occupying the site. Stores like Gosh, Greenes Shoes and Remus Uomo can be found here. The centre is open daily and many events are held here, such as the Easter shopping party or St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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Maldron Oranmore

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway Family Room20 minutes by car

Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway is a family orientated hotel located just off the N18. The airy, modern and spacious rooms come with complimentary WiFi and parking as well as use of the leisure centre and swimming pool, making it the perfect location for a break any time of the year. Throughout the holidays, the hotel offers a Crafty Kids Club for all little VIPs. Facilitating six small to medium-sized meeting rooms, Maldron Hotel Oranmore is also the perfect place to do business.

Eyre Square is located just a 20 minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Oranmore. You can take the bus 404, 763 or 51 which will get you there in 45 minutes.

Maldron Sandy Road

10 minutes by car

Conveniently located only a 3km walk from the city’s main sights and attractions, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is the perfect base when exploring the vibrant city of Galway. The spacious, modern and comfortable accommodation comes with complimentary WiFi, underground parking and use of the gym. Also, make sure to enjoy some delicious dining or drinks at the newly refurbished Grain & Grill restaurant. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is easily accessible via M17, M18 and M4.

Eyre Square is located just a 10 minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road. You can take the busses 402, 407, 409 which will get you there in 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which hotel is the closest to Eyre Square?

Maldron  Hotel Sandy Road is only 10 minutes away by car or 20 minutes walking.

Do you offer free parking for guests?

Both Maldron Hotel Sandy Road and Maldron Hotel Oranmore provide free parking for guests.

Do you have family rooms?

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road and Maldron Hotel Oranmore both offer family rooms. Extra beds, interconnected rooms and cots can be booked upon request.

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