December 8, 2023
Cyclist outside Tigh Neachtains in Galway City Centre

Behind the striking blue and yellow façade at 17 Cross Street lies one of Galway’s most iconic pubs. Tigh Neachtain is the traditional heartbeat of the city, where the sound of Irish folk and song echoes to the clink of glasses by the warmth of the hearth. The tales of Galway past, art and culture are embedded into the wooden nooks and crannies of this historic place. Soak up the vibe of the city and watch the world go by with our sheltered outdoor seating. Or come inside to enjoy our vast selection of drinks at the bar. From craft beers to our own home brew, from rare and vintage whiskey and scotch to a creamy Guinness, there is something for everyone.

Home of the Creative Soul:

Undeniably, Tigh Neachtain is loved by locals and visitors alike. Moreover, once you are drawn into the cosy ambiance, it is easy to lose track of time. This is because you will be enveloped by the art of conversation and the joys of music. There is no doubt that Tigh Neachtain is the home of the creative soul. For this reason, you can find writers, artists and poets amongst the crowd as they draw inspiration from the calm surrounds.

The best of trad music is on offer at Tigh Neachtains in Galway City Centre

Live Music:

Not only that, but Tigh Neachtain is host to the most talented traditional Irish musicians. In fact, they continue to nurture home-grown talent, with live music throughout the week.

It is a place where you can pop into at any time of the day. Allow yourself to be enthralled. After all, you never know who you are going to bump into at this vibrant Galway city centre hub.

Inside Tigh Neachtains on Cross Street


Top of the Tourist Trail:

Discover why Tigh Neachtain’s is top of the tourist trail and a must see when visiting Galway. In essence, you could find a happy couple taking photos behind the bar on their wedding day, or dancing outside to the beat of the street. Significantly, this pub is a cornerstone of Galway’s eclectic landscape and not to be missed.

Founded in 1894, the building was the former home of animal rights activist, Richard Martin, and has served as a meeting place ever since. If you are feeling hungry, they offer delectable lunch and light bites. Crucially, all ingredients are locally sourced, and Tigh Neachtain’s pride themselves on using top quality in season produce. 

Outside Tigh Neachtains on Cross Street Galway

Pop in and experience the atmosphere that is Tigh Neachtain for yourself.

Tigh Neachtain, 17 Cross Street H91 F9F7 | +353 (0)91 568 820

Photos courtesy of Tigh Neachtain’s Facebook Page.