Shopping in Galway
Located on Ireland’s west coast, Galway is a harbor city and a popular meeting spot. The town features lots of shopping and restaurants, so you need to make sure you are familiar with the area to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
Galway provides a unique shopping experience with a wide range of shops to cater for the tastes of both visitors and locals. As well as the highstreet shops, there is an interesting variety of specialist and tourist orientated shops, which offer unique and interesting gifts.
Many of the shops are located on streets in the main shopping area in the centre of the city including Galway's famous bustling market which has been trading in Church lane by St Nicholas' Church in the centre of the city for literally centuries. The city centre shopping areas are supplemented by a number of enclosed shopping centres, most of which are situated on the city's outskirts.
Just as the name of the street implies, Shop Street has lots of shopping to be taken advantage of. Prices run the gamut here, so you never really know what to expect. You will go from finding cheap items to high-end ones. This street is definitely the place to come if you are looking for Irish souvenirs and local products.
Known for making extremely nice products, Galway Crystal sells more than just crystals. This store also sells fine china products. When shopping here you will enjoy free parking as well as access to a modest showroom, a cafe, and more.
At Galway City Center you will find many streets that are outlined with great places to go shopping. Streets include Quay Street, William Street, Mainguard Street, Shop Street, and High Street. The atmosphere is relaxing and there are many nice restaurants and pubs.
Eyre Square Centre is Galway City liveliest and most attractive meeting place, incorporating over 70 shops including a mix of local Irish retailers as well as the best known brands from the high street including Penneys, New Look, JD Sports, Mothercare, Specsavers, Vera Moda, Jack and Jones, Dunnes Stores, Burger King and many more. As well as our leading mix of fashion and leisure retailers, Eyre Square Shopping Centre has a selection of cafe style eateries offering shoppers a range of choices from tasty nibbles to coffee and snacks.
Shop Street is the main thoroughfare of the city of Galway in the west of Ireland. It is pedestrianised. As its name suggests, it is Galway's main shopping street, and contains old brick buildings, bright storefronts, numerous pubs and an array of street performers. Shop Street contains central Galway's best preserved ancient building, Lynch's Castle. This has since been converted into a branch of Allied Irish Banks.