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4 years 11 months ago #38074

December..... and now worried that all we've told him about the great Craic in the bars, at the ground and in town after the game will be rather badly affected by Galway being closed.

Is this likely to be the case? Should I bring a massive carry out to share with the locals?

My wife and I have been a couple of times and had the best of times and was hoping our son would have the same experience.

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4 years 11 months ago #38075

I have to say Ulstermike, when it comes to whatever it is you're talking about, you've got the jump on me!


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4 years 11 months ago #38076

Uh. The pubs will be open if that's what you're worried about?

One of the busiest nights of the year.

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4 years 11 months ago #38077

That's exactly what I was worried about. Lots of comments on tripadviser saying Galway is closed on St Stephens day.

Thanks for the reassurance.

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4 years 11 months ago #38079

Heaven forbid.

O'Connell's on Eyre Square or An Púcán should be good before the game. And if it's not raining after the match call over to the Bar behind the Clan Terrace to say hello to the season ticket holders.

The Dáil Bar (see logo on top of this page) is great too.

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4 years 11 months ago #38080

A Lot of pubs don't open untill the evening time on St. Stephens day so you may need to wait untill post match for nourishment

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4 years 11 months ago #38081

Really? The pubs around the pitch will open surely?

I've asked An Púcán on Twitter.

[edit] Wow. Their website is pretty snazzy isn't it?

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4 years 11 months ago #38082

Galway, closed on Stephen's Day??!!! I very much think not. Now, to be fair, the pubs I worked in either opened at 6 or 8 but places like Garvey's would have a travel licence and the like. It really depends on whether the staff will have to travel. BUT after the match, it'll be business as usual

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4 years 11 months ago #38084

There will be pubs open but last year I was surprised to see a few pubs closed. Taffees was definitely closed anyway and definitely 1 or 2 others.

Having said that, I am in no way concerned about being able to get pints and have the craic.

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4 years 11 months ago #38089

Evil_g wrote: Really? The pubs around the pitch will open surely?

I've asked An Púcán on Twitter.

[edit] Wow. Their website is pretty snazzy isn't it?

Just the right amount of schnazz. It's easy to go overboard.


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4 years 11 months ago #38102

Ulstermike wrote: December..... and now worried that all we've told him about the great Craic in the bars, at the ground and in town after the game will be rather badly affected by Galway being closed.

Is this likely to be the case? Should I bring a massive carry out to share with the locals?

My wife and I have been a couple of times and had the best of times and was hoping our son would have the same experience.

If he's grown up,how about letting him off alone...ye might cramp his style ;)


Going to the Sportsgrounds is a bit like Mass:You stay until the players are off the pitch and never leave early!

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4 years 11 months ago #38105

He's my son and unfortunately he therefore has little style to cramp.

Thanks for all the advice - he loves the rugby Craic and is coming home from Spain for Christmas and as I've said his first visit to Galway.

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4 years 11 months ago #38107

Hi UlsterMike....sure its great that he wants to travel with you.....I've been bringing my young lads to games this past 15 years,and thats the fun.Heading over to Newcastle next week,"style" confined to a mineral with my teenagers.....and very happy to do it.Enjoy Galway,you will all love it :)


Going to the Sportsgrounds is a bit like Mass:You stay until the players are off the pitch and never leave early!

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