Top Choice Books in Galway City

Charlie Byrne's Bookstore

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…
Food in Connemara

Connemara Smokehouse

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…
Eclectic in Inishmór

Man of Aran Gift Shop

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.
Music in Galway City

P Powell & Sons

You can pick up tin whistles, bodhráns and other instruments here, as well as sheet music. Backpackers note: they stock bongos.
Jewellery in Galway City

Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold

Established in 1750, this is Ireland’s oldest jewellery shop, with vintage examples in its small back-room ‘museum’.
Music in Galway City

Kiernan Moloney Musical Instruments

Fiddles abound at this dealer in fine instruments. If your harp has come unglued, they'll fix it.
Books in Galway City


Huge, central bookstore with a superb range of books and a strong travel and kids selection.
Shopping Centre in Galway City

Eyre Square Centre

General purpose shopping centre with a large Dunne's supermarket.
Shopping Centre in Galway City

Corrib Shopping Centre

Handy range of shops under one roof, not far from Eyre Sq.
Books in Clifden

Clifden Bookshop

Good for local titles and maps.