Galway Market

Galway & The West

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Galway Market

The Galway Market is a vibrant and bustling open-air market that has been a fixture of Galway's city centre for centuries. Every Saturday and Sunday, local traders and artisans gather in the historic St Nicholas Churchyard to sell their goods — from fresh produce to handmade crafts. The Market is also a hub of community activity, where locals and visitors come together to socialise, listen to live music, and soak up the lively atmosphere.


When it comes to shopping, Galway boasts a mix of high-street stores, boutique shops, markets, and independent retailers, making it an excellent destination for shopping enthusiasts. Its main shopping area is along Shop Street, a pedestrianised street lined with shops, restaurants, and cafés. Here you can find popular high-street stores such as H&M, River Island, and Zara, as well as local boutiques offering unique and handcrafted items. Galway also has a number of markets, including the Galway Market, which is held every Saturday and Sunday in the city's historic St Nicholas Church. And if you're looking for a more upscale shopping experience, the city also has the Eyre Square Shopping Centre, which has over 70 shops, including department stores, fashion boutiques, and speciality shops.