Given its status as both a tourist hub and a vibrant arts community, it’s no surprise that Galway has fairly good shopping. Some of the best is in tiny clusters of shops in historic buildings, such as the Cornstore on Middle Street or the Grainstore on Lower Abbeygate Street. Eyre Square Centre, the downtown area’s largest shopping mall, rather incongruously incorporates a section of Galway’s medieval town wall into its complex of 50 shops.
Most shops are open Monday to Saturday 9 or 10am to 5:30 or 6pm. In July and August, many stay open late, usually until 9pm on weekdays, and some also open on Sunday from noon to 5pm.
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.