You’ve strolled the cobbled streets of Galway and are now looking for a cosy little pub with top quality beer, food and entertainment? Head over to the 17 Cross St, where you will find the hidden gem, and family-run pub, Tigh Neachtain.
This century old watering hole is located right at the heart of the medieval quarter of Galway and the pub is in fact housed in the building which used to be the townhouse of famous politician and animal rights activist Richard Martin, known as Humanity Dick, who lived there in the last century.
Tigh Neachtain holds a long and varied history, particularly as one of the main homes of traditional Irish music in the West, and today is a popular and to be frank, awesome pub that is definitely worth a visit. Step inside and you will find shelves full of antique whisky bottles, old enamel advertising signs, books, clocks and other tid bits, an old-fashioned bar stocked to the brim, and small wooden tables and chairs dotted around like something off the set of ‘P.S I love you’.
For drinks, the pub specialises in whisky and scotch and has a huge range of Irish and Scottish blends on offer. The beer selection includes Irish, German and British brews and if you’re sick of Guiness, you’ll be pleased to know that Tigh Neachtain has the local Glaway Hooker on tap (named after a boat and not a regular client). If you’re hungry, you can enjoy delicious main courses of pan roasted local cod, the stew of the day, beef ravioli and the famous ‘Juicy Lucy’ burger, as well as a range of vegetarian options.
The pub has strong connections with Glaway’s arts and music communities and each Sunday plays host to a range of local music talent. In the past, musicians such as Sharon Shannon, Brendan O’Regan and Kevin Hough have performed and the pub currently has Lazy Cafe Trio and Hooch Hikers on its stage. For a full list of upcoming events check out the website;
Get yourself over to Tigh Neachtain for a cheeky beer and a good old-fashioned night out! If you’re after a souvineer of the evening, grab yourself one of the branded pint glasses for just €3 and make sure you stock up on plenty of the Irish brews.