With over 100 different types of gin, Tigh Nora has just opened its doors as Galway’s first Gin bar and is a haven for gin drinkers.
Located in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Galway city, Tigh Nora is situated next to The Front Door Pub on Cross Street and offers a bespoke range of Irish and international gin brands, perfectly complimented with a range of premium tonics and served with a variety of fresh garnishes.
Tigh Nora is named after Nora Barnacle, the wife and inspiration of James Joyce, who is arguably Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writer. Nora was a Galway girl and grew up just around the corner, passing by this bar every day on her way to school and to visit her family.
In her late teens Nora moved to Dublin where she met James Joyce and he instantly fell madly in love with her. The day they met, Thursday 16th June 1908, is now celebrated annually as ‘Bloomsday’ which is also the day depicted in James Joyce’s famous novel Ulysses.
While gin is certainly the speciality at Tigh Nora it also serves a full bar menu including draft beer, variety of whiskey and spirits, along with a tempting wine and cocktail selection.
You can also savour a tempting lunch and evening food menu at Tigh Nora with a selection of tapas, light bites, salads and sandwiches, sharing boards and daily specials – perfect to enjoy with a drink of your choice.
Inside Tigh Nora you will find an intimate bar with soft lighting, comfy seating, an open fire and shelves laden with books, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a G&T. The staff are always happy to make a recommendation from their gin selection. Nora Barnacle’s fondness for Gin is the reason that Tigh Nora is predominantly a Gin bar today.