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No one was the slightest bit surprised when the fish and chip-loving readers of The Irish Times loudly roared their approval of Galway's legendary McDonagh's, when the newspaper polled its readers as to which fish and chip shop was the best in Ireland.

McDonagh's, of course, was right up there with the best of the fish and chip specialists from Dublin, Cork and everywhere else in Ireland, so the McDonagh family's Galway landmark is not just a top-class chipper, but a much-loved top class chipper. The people have said so.

Their fine fish restaurant is just as beloved as the chipper, and just as busy: the room is perenially packed – just like the chip shop – and you come to McDonagh’s for fresh fish, fish that they source and cook correctly, so get ready to enjoy fish dishes that they send it out with confidence, consistency, and charm. The only difficult part is actually getting a table in the dining room, of course, especially at weekends when the city is manic. McDonagh's is part of the rich culinary fabric of Galway city, charming, unpretentious, genuine and delectable, and that's why they get everyone's vote every time.

Colm McDonagh
22 Quay Street, Galway, County Galway.
+ 353 91 565001

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