©Ed Reeve
de Paor’s Pálás cinema occupies the site of a former 1820s Georgian merchant’s house in the heart of the Galway’s atmospheric Latin Quarter, a stone’s throw from Spanish Arch and the banks of the Claddagh River. It is a soaring, seven-storey monolith comprising of a three-screen independent cinema and ground floor restaurant and bar. Boxy lettering that spells out both the English and Gaelic versions of the cinema’s name – Palace and Palas – is cast into the sides of the building