This beautiful bar is steeped in history & a must if you want to see a working Victorian Gin Palace in operation.
Originally built in 1826 & remodelled in 1885 using Italian craftsmen it is one of the finest examples of a Victorian bar in Ireland.The elaborate design features a beautiful moulded ceiling with rich colours, lavishly decorated Corinthian columns, striking tiled floors & exquisite stained glass.The beautiful tiled exterior matches that of the interior, with regard to its warm rich colours & high level of decoration.Inside 10 snugs line the exterior wall, each complete with private doors , carved timber work & stained glass panels, the snugs are fitted with comfortable leather seating, brass match striking plates & a bell that was used in olden times for service. What a perfect place in days gone by to have a private drink.The back bar is a series of arches with a gold coloured frieze around the top, barrels & etched mirrors are set into the back bar at intervals with a coloured frieze between the arch & back bar top.The bar counter has a tiled curved front & beautiful red granite top & is divided up by elaborately carved mirrored screens.This is one of Northern Irelands most famous Bars & a must see when you visit Belfast!Beautiful!!!
Love Irish Pubs!!!Love your Pub!!!
I love Galway, what a fantastic city!!! There is always a great atmosphere in Galway & I am always very excited about visiting there.
One of my favourite pubs in Galway is Tigh Neachtain's on the corner of Cross Street & Quay Street.It is as original as they come & if you want to experience an authentic pub this one should definitely be on your list of pubs to visit!This pub is so cosy, small in size with an open fireplace & snugs, lots of little nooks & crannies in with to enjoy a pint of plain & a bowl of chowder.The walls are panelled in warm timber colours up to dado height, above which they are adorned with old poster & pictures & are like a history lesson in themselves. Beautiful oil lamp style pendant lighting adds a lovely contrast to the dark timbers.Its cosy snugs are perfect to have a chat & soak up the ambience of story telling & laughter.This pub is wonderfully simple, full of atmosphere, with well worn timbers full of history. A great spot for a traditional music session, if you are lucky enough to get a seat as it is a very popular spot!Drop in the next time you are in Galway to experience this gem of a pub.
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