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The Latin Quarter

Where Galway Comes Alive...

The Latin Quarter of Galway City extends from the Spanish Arch to O’Brien’s Bridge to St Nicholas’ Church to Middle Street and features many well fine examples of the city’s medieval heritage.

Here in The House Hotel Galway we are located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter, one of just a few hotels in Galway. The Latin Quarter is the cultural heart of Galway city and home to many of the city’s quirkiest, owner ran and best-known pubs, restaurants in Galway, and unique independent shops and cafes, along with historic buildings.

All along the short cobblestoned stretch of the road, known as High Street are small, interesting unique shops. The Kilkenny Shop has a good range of goods, especially knits and pottery. Galway Woollen Market will sell you the wool to knit your own sweater or jacket. Aunty Nellie's famous sweet shop is also located on High Street where you can enjoy delicious boiled sweets, jellies, fudge and chocolates!


Wander through the cobbled streets and enjoy the live entertainment on the streets of Galway’s favourite quarter. Running from the famous Spanish Arch up to the lively spots on Quay Street, The Latin Quarter extends around St Nicholas’ Church and Middle Street. Within The Latin Quarter you will find a number of examples of our city’s medieval history.


The Latin Quarter Gin Festival 2020

The Latin Quarter Galway plays host to ‘Gin Fest’ a 4-day celebration of all things related to Gin & Tonic from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th June 2020! With the pinnacle of the festival being World Gin Day on Saturday 13th June.

Promising a weekend of gin-joyment, a range of fun and interactive events will be taking place during the day and night in the bars, restaurants and streets of The Latin Quarter.

With Galway celebrating the European Capital of Culture 2020 and The Latin Quarter winning Gin Destination of the Year at this year’s Irish Gin Awards it’s set to be the biggest year yet for the festival in terms of interest, media campaigns and visitor numbers.

A full programme of events will be added to The Latin Quarter Festival website over the coming weeks.


The Latin Quarter Gin Festival Packages

Join us for the social event of the season - The 2020 Gin Fest

For regular updates on The Latin Quarter Galway follow them on social media @LatinQuarterGalway and use the hashtag #LQGinFest.

The House Hotel
4.5 stars - based on 380 reviews
Spanish Parade Latin Quarter, Galway City Centre, Ireland Ireland
091 538900
from €99 per room