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Shopping Breaks Galway

Galway offers a unique and diverse shopping experience. The City of Culture 2030 boasts a wide range of shops, fully equipped to cater to both visitors and locals alike. The Ardilaun is the ideal location for Shopping Breaks Galway, and is less than a 10 minute drive to the city centre. To help you plan your shopping break to Galway, our team has shared their favourite shopping destinations.

Many of the shops are located on streets in the main shopping area in the centre of the city. These shopping areas are supplemented by a number of enclosed shopping centres, most of which are situated on the city’s outskirts. Discover our favourite places to shop in Galway city, and book your break away now.


Primary Shopping Street

The city's pedestrianised primary shopping street starts as Williamsgate St, becomes William St and then Shop St, before forking into Mainguard St and High St. A range of high-street and luxury stores can be found here.


Eyre Square Centre

Galway City's liveliest and most attractive meeting place incorporates over 60 local and national stores.


Anthony Ryans & The Homestore

Anthony Ryans trade on Shop Street in Galway, selling quality fashions since 1909. They've built an unassailable reputation as one of Ireland's Premier Retailers of Branded Clothing.


Treasure Chest

This store offers a unique Irish shopping experience. The ground floor hosts a selection of China, Crystal, Pottery, Figurines, Linen and Irish Products. Meanwhile, the first floor hosts a selection of International Designer Labels from Apanage, Basler, Betty Barcley, Joseph Ribkoff and many more.


Galway Shopping Centre

The centre has over 60 stores located at Terryland, Headford Road. Even better, they have as well as more than 700 FREE car parking spaces.


Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

Are the original makers of the Claddagh Ring and also the oldest jewellers in Ireland. Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold was established in 1750.


Blacoes Jewellers 

Beautiful contemporary pieces, handmade in Galway.



A stunning stock of antique and modern jewels, engagement rings and unique gifts, a visit to which has become an experience not to be missed.


Brown Thomas

This store stocks a fabulous selection of Irish and International fashion, accessories and beauty brands for men and women.


Don’t Call Me Dear

Don't Call Me Dear stock fabulous occasion wear, casual wear and accessories, all at very affordable prices. 


Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

Winners of the 2013 Irish Times Best Bookshop of the Year. 100,000 new, bargain and secondhand books on subjects ranging from literary fiction to Irish interest to art and archaeology.



Standún of Spiddal is one of Galway’s longest established department stores, it is situated just outside Galway City, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in scenic Spiddal. Renowned as a unique shopping destination, Standún reflects all that is best in Irish and International produce, marrying the traditional and contemporary to perfection. Standún was the first business to export the Aran sweater to the US, supplying large department stores such as Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor. Today, Standún still provides a selection of great value Aran sweaters.

Located just 10 miles from Galway City, Standún stock ladies fashion, menswear, children’s fashion, gifts, homeware, Aran Sweaters and more. With a small café offering home baked goodies and panoramic views, it is an opportunity to enjoy a day out, take in the scenery and browse to your hearts content!

For more information log on to Standún is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6.30pm and Sundays 1pm to 5.30pm.



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Galway is a great place to visit, with dramatic landscapes and seascapes and the vibrant City of the Tribes. There is always so much to do and see, and of course a wide range of shopping oppurtunities. The 4 star Ardilaun is the perfect choice for a shopping hotel Galway - book your stay now.