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Taaffes Pub

19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 066
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Good Food Good Atmosphere

The Saturday sun shone brightly and the Galway streets teamed with people of all races and cultural... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maria N
Great music

During our trip through Ireland this was the best stop for traditional Irish music. Musicians... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“live music” (34 reviews)
“irish music” (21 reviews)
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19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 564 066
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Reviewed yesterday

The Saturday sun shone brightly and the Galway streets teamed with people of all races and cultural denominations along with extraordinarily colourful and talented Street Entertainers, this could have been any city in Europe, it had that cosmopolitan feel to it with people sitting outside...More

Thank Maria N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

During our trip through Ireland this was the best stop for traditional Irish music. Musicians apparently just shoe up and jam here. The first night there was two violins, a flute, accordion and a piccolo. They sounded like they were playing together for years but...More

Thank jjapples
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good time at the Taafes Pub !! We were enjoying our Guinness while listening some people playing Irish music

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an old **rt who needs to be in bed early this place was a gem. Music started at 5:30. Four wonderful Galway Hookers(beer) later we left. Enjoyable sextet of musicians. Pretty young lass who joined later in set was remarkable(very shy it appeared). Gentleman...More

Thank seeleyl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How we stumbled on this place ten years ago I’ll never know. We had our kids with us and it was wild good fun, Irish music and all. This time was considerably quieter with just two of us, but the music was just as fun,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taaffes is lively and crowded with great live music. We had a good time hanging out with the locals!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taaffe's was recommended to us by the desk clerk at our hotel. She described it as a local's hangout with sports on television, good beer and good food. She called it a typical small town Irish pub. She was not wrong on any account. The...More

Thank WildBill87
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to go for my first night in Ireland. Cool music, friendly people. Had a great time.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This place gets packed! It has the best traditional Irish music, though, and totally worth a visit. Get there on the early side if you have any hopes to sit or to have a decent eyeline to the band. The ambiance is jovial and it's...More

Thank Monica M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My favourite and my go to spot in Galway. Inside or out it’s a mad house. If you’re there during the summer try go early and get a seat outside. Shop St has some incredibly talented street artists and they tend to pick up a...More

Thank Neil H
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