Loved by visitors and locals alike, the shops in Galway have been charming all who pass thought its streets for many years.
Loved by visitors and locals alike, Galway’s shopping has been charming all who pass thought its streets for many years.
From stylish seasonal fashion to handmade jewelry, dazzling Galway crystal and pottery to contemporary interior design it awaits your discovery. Galway City’s compact size makes it the ideal shopping destination and there is a great mix of high street, designer and independent stores so you can shop until you drop.
One of Galway’s main thoroughfares is aptly name Shop Street and unsurprisingly there is an abundance of retail outlets to be found spanning the entire street. There are also some landmark Galway stores. Anthony Ryan’s on Shop Street was founded in 1909 and specializes in all types of fashion. Galway is famous as the birthplace of the Claddagh ring and Thomas Dillon’s Claddagh Gold, established in 1750, has a reputation of being the original maker of the iconic piece of jewelry.
Charlies Byrne’s Bookshop was awarded Best Bookshop in Ireland 2013/2014 in The Irish Times Best Shops in Irelands Competition and has an array of new and pre-loved books on a multitude of subjects.
Galway Crystal Factory
Treat yourself to a visit to the Galway Crystal Factory shop where you can purchase your own little piece of Galway choose from a wide range of designs, Belleek Pottery and Aynsley China too.
Galway Farmers Market is a popular draw every Saturday and has a large following from locals and tourists alike. Located on the laneway beside the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas it’s an easy find in the city.
There are three large 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 our Galway hotel has over 30 stores with a diverse range.