Galway, a charming city located on Ireland’s blustery west coast, with lots of lovely independent shops. The best Galway shops are tucked amongst the amongst more traditional tourist spots. Independent gems waiting to be discovered.
A medieval town in the county of Galway, Galway is a gateway to stunning Connemara on the magical Wild Atlantic Way. Narrow, pedestrianized cobbled streets are lined with colorful shopfronts and stone-clad facades. Winding streets give way to plazas and squares, a city that is a delight to explore.
Following is our guide to the best Galway shops. We would love to discover and share your favorite shops, in Galway, Ireland or around the world! So if you have a favorite shop that should be included in our guides and maps please share via link below.
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COFFEEWERK + PRESS
4 Quay Street
Award-winning coffee shop with a beautiful edit of homewares, and home to Artwerkpress, prints, postcards and cards.
3 Quay Street
A magical shop filled with beautiful traditional toys, established in 1980.
ARRAN SWEATER MARKET
23 Quay Street
Aran sweater shop following the centuries old tradition and heritage of the original store founded on Aran Islands.
21 A High Street
Perfume, candles and skincare inspired by the poetic spirit of the West of Ireland, and handmade in Galway
2 WILD GEESE
13 Cross Street Upper, Kirwan’s Lane
A gallery and shop showcasing art and crafts from local and Irish-based artists and designers.
BOWLING & MARKET
1 Middle Street
Independent, multi-brand womenswear shop.
CHARLIE BYRNE’S BOOKSHOP
The Cornstore, Middle Street
Established in 1988, Charlie Byrne’s bookshop has since expanded to six rooms housing more than 100,000 new, bargain, secondhand and antiquarian books. Eye-catching stacked bookshelves line the side and back entrances of the bookstore.
HAZEL MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE
9 Middle Street
A family-run small batch bean to bar chocolate company, made in The Burren.
The Cornstore, Unit 10, Middle Street
Coffee shop, menswear and home wares.
ARD BIA x The TWEED PROJECT
Spanish Arch, The Long Walk
One of Galway’s most popular and delicious restaurants, also serves as a small shop showcasing The Tweed Project’s unique handmade goods, pottery and art.
14 Churchyard Street
Famous Irish cheesemongers that started in Galway market in 1995. Their Galway shop, located on a square that is home to a weekly farmer’s market, features a wine bar above the cheese shop.
FRED HERTERICH’S BUTCHERS
1 Lombard Street
Founded in 1940, this award-winning butcher shop is a third generation family-run business.
133 Upper Salthill Road
Coffee shop located in the sea-side Salthill neighborhood.