3 Eyre Street, Wood Quay, Galway. Ph: +353 (0)91 568917

“A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.”

- Samuel Johnson

GH McSwiggans Interior

“Coffee is a way of stealing time..”

- Terry Pratchet

McSwiggans Clock

“He was a wise man who invented beer”

-- Plato

Leather Cafe Bar Stools

“Whomever eats the salmon of knowledge will gain all the wisdom in the world..”

- Attributed to Fionn (Irish Mythology)

Baked Salmon

Enjoy succulentmouth watering traditional Irish and world cuisine from our extensive set or à la carte menus in our renowned Galway city restaurant using the finest locally sourced guaranteed Irish meat, fish and vegetables, sourced daily from our carefully selected suppliers, Heaney’s Butchers, Craven Seafood and Glynn Fruit & Vegetables.



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  • Brunch!

    We are now serving gourmet Sunday brunch from 11am with classics such as eggs Benedict, artisan breakfasts, French toast, huevos rancheros and more.  Great …


  • Table quiz!

    We now are hosting regular general knowledge table quizzes.  With cash prizes, finger food and great drinks specials they’re proving to be great nights …


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    McSwiggans Restaurant Galway City Centre Table

    We have recently added another fantastic wine to our list, a Picpoul de Pinet from the Languedoc in France. This grape is extremely popular …



"A Little Gem!" - I had not been to McSwiggans before ..A small traditional entrance opens up into an old fashioned pub with nooks & crannys, steps & stairs & the restaurant upstairs. Impeccably maintained, classy atmospheric & traditional feel to the place. We felt right at home immediately..& the meal was superb. Delicious.. I was in food heaven.

Lucan (Dublin) on TripAdvisor

"Yum Yum" - Everytime I stay in Galway I eat in McSwiggans. Myself and 9 friends had dinner here for a birthday recently and every single person was delighted with their food. Service was top notch and the set menus are excellent value with plenty of choice on them. Hazlenut brownie is definitely their nicest dessert

Ann Karen (Dublin)- on TripAdvisor