If you need a drugstore, try Boots the Chemist, 35 Shop Street (tel. 091/561022); Whelan's Chemist, Williamsgate Street (tel. 091/562291); or Newcastle Pharmacy, 41 Newcastle Road (tel. 091/524934).

In an emergency, dial tel. 999. University College Hospital is on Newcastle Road (tel. 091/544544). There's also Merlin Park Regional Hospital (tel. 091/757631). The local Garda Station is on Mill Street (tel. 091/538000).

For information, gay and lesbian travelers might contact the Galway Lesbian Help Line (tel. 091/564611) or the Gay Help Line (tel. 091/566134).


For Internet access in Galway, try Net Access, in the heart of the city in the Olde Malte Arcade, High Street (tel. 091/395725; www.netaccess.ie). The Galway Library/An Leabhar, in the Hynes Building, Augustine Street (tel. 091/561666), is open Monday 2 to 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 8pm, Friday 11am to 5pm, and Saturday 11am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm.

The Post Office, 3 Eglinton St. (tel. 091/534727), is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm (from 9:30am Tues).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.