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Pálás is a three screen arthouse cinema and cultural space in the UNESCO city of film – Galway, located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter.

Designed by Architect Tom de Paor, Pálás is a concrete monolith, five storey over double-height basement housing a three-screen independent cinema, a beautiful bar and restaurant for you to enjoy with your fellow film-lovers. It occupies the garden of a reinstated 1820s merchant house. Throughout the building you will discover 22 beautiful resin-coated windows designed by Irish artist Patrick Scott.

Operated by Element Pictures, the innovators behind Light House Cinema in Dublin, Pálás is an intriguing architectural space for our customers to explore, right in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter.  

Join Pálás in bringing Galway’s film community together in a brand new home which will include the best of new and classic films, along with the best of Irish and international independent films. You can see their full programme on and you can stay tuned for news & announcements on their social media @palasgalway.

As well as all your movie needs, your taste buds will also be satisfied at the cinema’s ground floor restaurant, Merrow. Taking its name from the mythical mermaids of ancient Irish legend, Merrow aims to elevate pre and post cinema dining to another level. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner and brunch over the weekend. Their seasonally shifting menus bring together produce from Galway and beyond as well as making the most of foraged ingredients from the wilderness of the nearby coast and countryside. 

The first-floor craft bar serves carefully curated list of cocktails, spirits, Old and New World wines, beers, and craft brews throughout the day and night which can also be taken in to enjoy in each of the screens.

Merrow’s small team, all from different backgrounds and cultures share a passion for exceptional food. This passion is reflected in the contemporary Irish menu featuring the best of locally sourced products, with a goal to produce great dishes, make customers happy and respect the planet.

To book a table or to find out more you can call: +353 91 394 076 see
or get social @merrowgalway on Facebook & Instagram! 

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