Sunday February 23, 2020

Fresh food and live gigs help landmark bar to stay ahead

The Kings Head has been carefully restored to incorporate a pub, bistro and two stages for live performances

26th January, 2020
Mary and Paul Grealish, who are celebrating 30 years in business at the King's Head. Picture: Declan Monaghan

When Paul and Mary Grealish took over the Kings Head in Galway city’s Latin Quarter in 1989, the couple inherited a landmark dating back to the 13th century.

The pub takes its name from King Charles I of England, who was beheaded for treason in 1649. Legend has it that, following his death, his executioner Colonel Peter Stubbers laid siege to Galway and seized the mayor’s house on High Street, the site of the...

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