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Shopping Holidays in Galway

Just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Galway Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is the perfect base from which to enjoy a shopping break.


From stylish seasonal fashion to handmade jewellery, dazzling Galway crystal and pottery to contemporary interior design it awaits your discovery. The charm of Galway lies in the great bookshops, quirky craft shops and chic fashion boutiques.

You could spend hours browsing through the famous cobblestone streets taking in the electric atmosphere that Galway is renowned for. Turning on to any street you never know what you might find this is the magic of shopping in Galway.

Unique & Historic Shops


A few gems that you have to visit whilst in Galway are Charlie Byrne’s bookstore it was established in 1989 and hosts a collection of new, second hand, discounted books with a section of out of print titles – you could happily lose an entire day or indeed week just browsing there.

Traditional Music Shop

P Powell and Sons are the perfect place to pick up that traditional instrument to bring you back to your school days. Judy Greene’s Pottery & Gift where craft potter skills are used to produce fabulous pottery.

Food Store & Restaurant

McCambridges of Galway is a family owned food store and restaurant in the centre of Galway from gourmet food & wine hampers, operating since 1925 it is a little piece of history with gorgeous food. If you are a lover of cheese then don’t miss out on Sheridan’s Cheesemonger’s whom stock a comprehensive list or Irish and European cheeses.

Farmers Market

Galway Farmers Market is a popular draw every Saturday and has a large following from locals and tourists alike. Located on the lane way beside the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas it’s an easy find in the city. The market is open all year round on Saturdays and Bank Holidays form 8am-6pm.

Contemporary & Antique Jewellers

If something that sparkles is more your type of shopping then you are in for a treat enjoy a range of contemporary and antique jewels which can be found in any of the following shops Fallers, Cobwebs, Blaco, Lazlo & Fields all have a beautiful range of treasurers. Perhaps scents are the way to your heart and if you will not be disappointed.


Tucked away on Kirwans lane you will find the company that was chosen to scent the candles, lotions and diffusers during the Queen’s historic visit to Ireland in 2011. Cloon Keen Atelier is a family run perfumery with a trained perfumer on hand to give advice on Galway made products.

Shopping Centres

If the weather takes a turn for the worst then choose from the three shopping centres in the city and suburbs. Eyre Square Shopping Centre is a shopper’s delight with two floors of boutiques. Corbett Court Shopping Centre boasts over 25 shops. Whilst the Galway Shopping centre which is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel has over 30 stores with a diverse range.

There is something different around every corner but the beauty of Galway is that everything is close enough to experience on foot.

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