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 high street 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 the famous, bustling Galway 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, such as Eyre Square Shopping Centre
located in the city centre and Galway Shopping Centre
on the Headford Rd. just a few minutes walk from the centre. Wherever you choose to go, the great advantage of Galway is that it is quite compact and once you are in the city centre you’re within walking distance of everything. As well as the main areas of Eyre Square
& Shop Street / Middle Street
, be sure to check out the less central areas such as The Latin Quarter
& Dominic Street.