Best Galway Shops

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 best Galway shops

COFFEEWERK + PRESS

4 Quay Street

Award-winning coffee shop with a beautiful edit of homewares, and home to Artwerkpress, prints, postcards and cards.

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Wooden Heart Toy Shop best Galway shops

WOODEN HEART

3 Quay Street

A magical shop filled with beautiful traditional toys, established in 1980.


Aran Sweater Market, Galway

ARRAN SWEATER MARKET

23 Quay Street

Aran sweater shop following the centuries old tradition and heritage of the original store founded on Aran Islands.


Cloon Keen, Galway

CLOON KEEN

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, 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, Galway

BOWLING & MARKET

1 Middle Street

Independent, multi-brand womenswear shop.


Charlie Byrne's Bookshop best Galway shops

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 best Galway shops

HAZEL MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE

9 Middle Street

A family-run small batch bean to bar chocolate company, made in The Burren.


Kindf_olk, Galway

KINDF_OLK

The Cornstore, Unit 10, Middle Street

Coffee shop, menswear and home wares.


Ard Bia and The Tweed Project, best Galway shops

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.


Sheridan's Cheesemongers best Galway shops

SHERIDANS

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.


Herterich's Butcher Shop, Galway

FRED HERTERICH’S BUTCHERS

1 Lombard Street

Founded in 1940, this award-winning butcher shop is a third generation family-run business.


Kali coffee shop best Galway shops

KALI

133 Upper Salthill Road

Coffee shop located in the sea-side Salthill neighborhood.


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