The square was originally called the "Fair Green". However, in 1710 Mayor Edward Eyre, who had inherited this area of land from his father, had the name changed. This small park was subsequently known as "Eyre Square". The square is in the heart of Galway city and is its largest open space. In the center of the square is the John F. Kennedy Memorial commemorating the President's visit in 1963. It was here that the president addressed the people of Galway and received the freedom of the city. In the park there is a bronze plaque erected in honour of the President.
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