ANYONE WHO has ever visited Galway, whether for a few days or a longer stretch, has likely come across Tig Choilí.
Placed in the centre of Galway's Latin Quarter, in among the hustle and bustle of shop street and with brilliant views of the city's best buskers outside and the most talented traditional Irish bands playing inside, it's one of the best places to go if you're looking for a taste of real Irish culture.
British Royals William and Kate will today be among those who have visited the culturally significant pub, as they explore Galway as part of their trip to Ireland, which has so far seen them pour a pint in Dublin's Guinness Storehouse and meet the President of Ireland (and his dog, Bród).
With 14 Irish trad sessions each week, we reckon they'll have the best of the best ready to greet the visitors, and with the walls covered with pictures of local and famous musicians who have played in Tig Choilí over the years, they'll certainly get a taste of the home-grown culture.
With the visitors due to make an appearance around mid-day, the pub are gearing up to greet them, posting photographs on their Facebook page of the crowd gathering outside.
While the pub will remain closed to the public during the visit, they've assured customers that Tig Choilí will be open for business later in the day-- with an all-day trad session in full swing.
Meanwhile, another Galway pub have tried to snare a visit from William and Kate by sneakily changing their name to 'Willy & Kate's Famous Irish Bar' overnight-- you can check that out here.