the latin quarter

The Latin Quarter.. where Galway comes alive!

The Latin Quarter is home to over 50 places to eat, 15 bars, a host of accommodation options, museum, theatres and so much more to explore.

About The Latin Quarter

Galway is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful cities in the world. While the history is abundant, it’s usually the unrivalled atmosphere that attracts tourists and Galwegians to these cobbled streets. And where better to spend your time than The Latin Quarter!

For some retail therapy, visit the selection of unique boutiques and retailers, many of which are owner-ran family businesses selling local crafts, antique jewellery, handmade souvenirs and much more. 


And with a choice of quality accommodation options, it’s the perfect city base to explore Connemara, the Wild Atlantic Way and the West of Ireland.

The nightlife in The Latin Quarter

The nightlife in The Latin Quarter is arguably the best in the country from daily trad sessions to live bands every night, cocktail bars to pubs serving the finest pint of Guinness. It’s choice of restaurants doesn’t disappoint either, from gourmet restaurants to delicious street food. Watching the world go by as you enjoy a coffee is even a hobby in itself!

This wonderful medieval city, nestled on the River Corrib has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a fun getaway with your friends, a family trip or a romantic break it’s the perfect place to spend a 4-day stay in ‘The City of the Tribes’.

Buskers and performers are dotted on every corner

Where is the Latin Quarter?

It’s defined by some of the city’s most historic landmarks and stretches from the Spanish Arch at Long Walk to O’Brien’s Bridge to St Nicholas’ Church and back (via Buttermilk Lane) to An Taibhdhearc on Middle Street. But as people often say, you’ll just know when you’ve arrived in The Latin Quarter!

Fondly referred to as Galway’s cultural heart, it’s home to the city’s most popular bars, restaurants, retailers and cultural attractions. Locals like to hang out here and it’s where visitors to the city want to spend their time.