A trip to Galway is truly incomplete without a visit to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Previously officially known as Eyre Square, the green open space dates back to the 18th century and was renamed to honor U.S. President John F who visited Galway City. Located in the very heart of Galway City, this bustling attraction is the perfect place to start a tour of the city. It is not only an oasis of calm and therefore the perfect place to relax and unwind; but it is also home to numerous statues, fountains and other attractions, such as the portrait bust of John F. Kennedy, Browne's Gateway and the statue of Liam Mellows. The park is also always full of street performers who are sure to entertain visitors of all ages.
Throughout the day
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The statues and fountains
While Muslims visiting the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction, they should be able to locate a secluded place within the park to offer their prayers. If unable to, they could make use of the facilities offered at one of the few mosques in the city of Galway, such as the Galway Mosque.
Since the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is located in the heart of Galway, visitors will be able to find numerous cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area. Those visiting the park could also take a long some snacks that can be enjoyed while observing the street performers. Also, since there is a sizeable Muslim community in Galway, Muslim tourists will be able to find a few Halal restaurants.