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Taaffes-Cabanna Holdings Ltd, Galway City, Co. Galway

19 Shop Street
Galway City
Co. Galway

Tel: +353 (0) 91 564066
Fax: +353 (0) 91 564995
Proprietor: Martin Lally

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Bustling and friendly, this 150 year old cheery village pub is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. As you pass by its stone facade you can hear traditional Irish music passing through the windows. Plenty of comfortable walled seating and dark green walls gives it a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

The bustling bar is packed most evenings and is well known for its atmosphere and traditional Irish music which has been playing here for over 20 years. Anyone is welcome to come along and listen and play (if you can) and there's no cover charge. Sharron Shannon, Delores Keane, Matt Keane and Frankie Gavin have performed here, as well as a number of wandering minstrels and local musicians.

Famous for being a GAA pub, Taaffes is also reputed to sell the best pint of Guinness in the city, and it doesn't disappoint. Good quality bar food is served all day with generous keenly-priced portions

During the warmer months Taaffes has outdoor seating at the front of the bar and punters can sit, relax and watch the world go by on busy Shop Street. There is also a smoking area to the rear of the pub. Being a GAA pub, Taaffes is the ideal place to catch all the televised Gaelic football and Hurling matches. Soccer, Rugby, Golf and a range of other sports are shown in the bar on a daily basis.

Local Attractions

When in Galway one can visit Eyre Square, where the famous fountain and Padraig Ó Conairés statue is located. From there one can visit Lynch's Castle, Church of St. Nicholas, The Spanish Arch Medieval Walls, The Claddagh, Galway Cathedral, National University of Ireland Galway and the Salmon Weir Bridge to name but a few. Shopping is plentiful in Galway but especially along Shop Street and The Galway Shopping Centre.

Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music


  • Family Run
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area


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