I think they are going the wrong way with Eyre Sq, they should put railings back up and plant it formally like Stephen's Green. It needs to be contained and seperated from the bussle.
It is sad what has happened to open space in Galway, building that big retail park by the Corrib, where the Cinema is, that was so stupid and building on Palmyra Park was a crime. There was space for a park beside the Claddagh Palace too, where the old railway station was, and that was build on. There is still I think an opportunity to open up the area between Ceannt Station and the bay, that could provide a less formal park near a newly formal Eyre Sq.