Our Story
Who We Are

Our History

Eyre Square’s Webb’s Hotel was originally built in 1810 and was known as the Clanricarde Arms. It was later known as Kilroy’s Hotel, then Murphy’s until it was taken over by Joe Delaney and he changed the name to The Imperial Hotel Galway.

Fair days were common events in Eyre Square. Cattle fairs in Galway were originally held at Fairhill but moved to this location towards the end of the 19th century. In addition to the cattle fairs, the Square played host to sheep fairs, horse fairs, pig fairs, turf markets, hay markets, sock markets, etc. There was also the market with no dignity, the gathering of spailpíns at the railings. These were unemployed men who came mostly from west of the city and who were hoping to be employed as labourers by farmers from east or south of the city.

Galway Festivals

Immerse Yourself

Galway is regarded as the festival capital of Ireland, with a year-round calendar filled with vibrant events. Make sure to check the festival schedule and see if you can catch one during your visit! 

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When you book on this website you will pay up to €15 less per night than any online travel agent or price comparison website, we GUARANTEE it. 

Group Bookings

gather together

Whether it’s a significant birthday, gathering of friends, Stag or Hen party, we make organising easy. 

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