Quay (pronounced “key”) Street is the center of Galway City. It is mostly a pedestrian area and it’s more than one “street” — it’s more of a large city center. Families can stroll the colorful area that is lined on both sides with numerous restaurants, shops, and jewelry stores (specifically Claddagh jewelry). A few street vendors and performers also fill the busy tourist area.
Things to Know/Bring
Some of the streets are cobblestone and narrow so be mindful if you plan to bring a stroller.
A large variety of restaurants, both traditional Irish and International, fill Quay Street.
Street parking surrounds the area and there are a few parking garages in the area. But we suggest taking a taxi or walking into the city center as the streets are very narrow and it can get congested at times.