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Donnellys of Barna

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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 592 487
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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this pub as recommended on a Saturday night it was alive! Not far out of Galway. The food was plentiful, staff very cheerful and happy to chat about the history in the pub, you can also read up front of menu pages. They do seafood, meat, vegetarian dishes. It appeared to have 2 meals one for the main... More 

1 Thank Debbie S
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub was just what we were looking for after a long day drive. It is located just outside of Galway city in town called Barna. Donnellys surprised us with a fantastic menu options, unique atmosphere and extremely friendly staff. I would like to thank Aoife who took a great care of us that night. She was very helpful, professional... More 

1 Thank Diessel
County Mayo, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful bit simple food, cosy pub and very friendly service will definitely be going back. Would highly recommend

1 Thank Grace_hynes
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had drinks here so unfortunately we cannot comment on the food although it looked delicious and was crowded. Atmosphere was nice and it was close to our B and B.

2 Thank Ruth E
Brisbane, Australia
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here having checked TripAdvisor. What a pleasant and welcoming place, lovely host who welcomed us 'folk', rolled off the specials and was very attentive. Meals were so tasty and cooked to perfection including the mussels and homemade tiramisu!

1 Thank sweetcheeks001
Erie, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Barna after being up for 30+ hours and found Donnellys for our 1st official Irish Guinness!!! It was PERFECT! We returned the next day which was Easter Sunday and were treated like family with a wonderful and delicious meal!!! We so wish we could stop back often because you were one of our favorite places in our... More 

2 Thank Marci W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience wonderful food and great staff. Set in the centre of the village Donnelly is a warm welcoming restaurant, with parking facilities at the back. Really enjoyed our visit.

1 Thank Peggy M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first restaurant we stopped at during our trip in Galway and it did not disappoint! The food was fresh and cooked perfectly, my friends and I really enjoyed our meals and the decor

1 Thank Alyssa G
Cork, Ireland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Donnellys is the 2nd restaurant that I visit every time that I am in Galway, very friendly service and fabulous food, the seafood pie is amazing, tiramisu for dessert and lovely wines..well worth a visit, I would highly recommend, for me a visit to Galway is not complete without having dinner in Donnellys of Barna!

1 Thank Ann C
Elgin, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for one night which happened to be Mother's Day. Our hotel had two restaurants, but they were full up for Mother's Day, and also, we wanted a more local pub experience. We took a chance and headed over to Donnelly's. From the moment we walked in the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating.... More 

1 Thank MWorth79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 592 487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?