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Shopping in Galway


Galway shopping is home to an eclectic mix of shops, styles and tastes. One can certainly bank on finding THE dress, suit or outfit in Galway. Some of the busiest shopping areas in the city are detailed below to give an insight into what you can expect from each offering:

Shop Street

The eminent cobbled street in Galway, while it usually brings to mind the famous night life of this vibrant city it is also home to a number of shops with a variety of offerings from crafts, gifts and souvenirs to fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories to beauty products, homeware and everything in between. To top if off the street in always dotted with lively performers to entertain you during your dash between shops and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can stop and refuel.

Church Lane Market

For a more authentic experience visit the Galway Market on Church lane. The Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, Bank Holidays & additional days are added during the summer and busy festivals. Tucked away down Church Lane, just off Shop Street, the market holds a magical quality all on its own with tightly packed vendors selling delicious fresh food from deli offering, to crepes, to baked goods to suit every dietary requirement. Another large facet of the market is the crafts – wood, slate, enamel, wool and other natural elements are used to create beautiful handcrafted items perfect to use as a gift or to inject personality into your own home. Galway Market is a must see when you visit the city.

Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, the fashion forward shopper need look no further than Eyre Square Shopping Centre with a number of high street stores including Top Shop, New Look, JD, Jack & Jones, Penneys and Vera Moda to name a few this shopping centre is a one stop for all things fashion and trend.

Corrib Shopping Centre

Another city centre shopping centre, Corrib Shopping Centre, caters to a more mature stylista with Debenhams and M&S under their roof there is loads to choose from in Ladies and Gents fashion, cosmetics and food.

Galway Shopping Centre

Located on the Headford Road outside the city, Galway shopping centre is certainly the most family friendly of the bunch. Asides from the usual ladies, gents and children’s fashions, homeware, electricals and restaurants there is also a kids play area, bowling and amusement arcade with a cinema right across the street. All of which spells hours of entertainment for the whole family.

So now that you know where you will be shopping you just need to book where you will be staying. With great value, great facilities and great location look no further than Maldron Hotel Galway.