A civic treasure (established in 1989) with a collection of new, second-hand, third-hand, discounted books (many €1) and out of print titles that can keep you browsing for weeks. With stock stuffed into a succession…
Huge, central bookstore with a superb range of books and a strong travel and kids selection.
Established in 1750, this is Ireland’s oldest jewellery shop, with vintage examples in its small back-room ‘museum’.
Fiddles abound at this dealer in fine instruments. If your harp has come unglued, they'll fix it.
You can pick up tin whistles, bodhráns and other instruments here, as well as sheet music. Backpackers note: they stock bongos.
If you’re curious to discover how salmon is smoked here, tour the family-run Connemara Smokehouse. Free tours (3pm. Wednesday, June to August) reveal hand filleting, traditional preparation, slicing and packing of w…
Good for local titles and maps.
Handy range of shops under one roof, not far from Eyre Sq.
This eclectic shop at the main crossroads shows the iconic Man of Aran five times daily in its tiny 24-seat theatre. It also has wi-fi (free with purchase) and a fine little coffee bar.