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Siobhan’s guidebook

Siobhan

Siobhan’s guidebook

Shopping
Some of my favourite shops
Beautiful Irish handcrafted goods and contemporary Irish designed jewellery.
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My Shop...Granny Likes It
31 Upper Abbeygate St
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Beautiful Irish handcrafted goods and contemporary Irish designed jewellery.
Lovely selection of jewellery with some very affordable pieces. Great range of jewellery by Irish designers
McCarthys Jewellery Shop
8 Shop St
Lovely selection of jewellery with some very affordable pieces. Great range of jewellery by Irish designers
Shopping centre a 5 minute walk away offering lots of different shops including the popular Penneys/Primark store
Eyre Square Shopping Centre
Shopping centre a 5 minute walk away offering lots of different shops including the popular Penneys/Primark store
This lovely market is open on saturdays 10am-6pm and offers a great selection of local culinary delights including vegan food as well as handmade art, jewellery and crafts.
Tiny Traders Village Market
45 Dominick Street Lower
This lovely market is open on saturdays 10am-6pm and offers a great selection of local culinary delights including vegan food as well as handmade art, jewellery and crafts.
This is a lovely space for a quiet browse amongst the many bookshelves. They have a wonderful selection of books available and very knowledgeable staff. Book ordering service is also available.
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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
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This is a lovely space for a quiet browse amongst the many bookshelves. They have a wonderful selection of books available and very knowledgeable staff. Book ordering service is also available.
Beautiful high quality candles and other products
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Cloon Keen Atelier
3 Kirwan's Lane
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Beautiful high quality candles and other products
Great selection of newspapers and magazines
O'Briens Newsagents
22 William St
Great selection of newspapers and magazines
Great place to buy a claddagh ring
Claddagh Jewellers
25 Mainguard St
Great place to buy a claddagh ring
The place to go for designer clothes, shoes, bags as well as their extensive cosmetics/perfume area
Brown Thomas Galway
1-29 William St
The place to go for designer clothes, shoes, bags as well as their extensive cosmetics/perfume area
Good place for reasonably priced outdoor clothing (hiking boots, raingear, swimsuits etc)
Portwest Retail Ltd
20 High St
Good place for reasonably priced outdoor clothing (hiking boots, raingear, swimsuits etc)
Good place for reasonably priced outdoor clothing (hiking boots, raingear, swimsuits etc)
Mountain Warehouse Galway
3 Mainguard St
Good place for reasonably priced outdoor clothing (hiking boots, raingear, swimsuits etc)
Food Scene
Galway has an amazing array of great restaurants & cafes as well as great takeaways and supermarkets. Here are just some of my favourites. Note: reservations may be necessary for some particularly during summer.
Great pizza, great service, great atmosphere
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The Dough Bros
24 Upper Abbeygate Street
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Great pizza, great service, great atmosphere
Wonderful foodstore and deli with cafe/restaurant upstairs.
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McCambridge's Of Galway Ltd
38-39 Shop St
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Wonderful foodstore and deli with cafe/restaurant upstairs.
Galway's famous fish and chip restaurant/takeaway
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McDonagh's
22 Quay St
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Galway's famous fish and chip restaurant/takeaway
Wonderful restaurant a short walk from the property which serves delicious, beautifully presented, seasonal food. Their pairing menu is fantastic, with the wonderfully knowledgeable Phillippe offering great suggestions for the wine pairings.
Le Petit Pois
Wonderful restaurant a short walk from the property which serves delicious, beautifully presented, seasonal food. Their pairing menu is fantastic, with the wonderfully knowledgeable Phillippe offering great suggestions for the wine pairings.
Great food, beer and wine on offer with light bites available.
Tartare Café + Wine Bar
56 Dominick Street Lower
Great food, beer and wine on offer with light bites available.
Reasonably priced food in a great French atmosphere and great service
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Rouge Restaurant
38 Lower Dominick Street
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Reasonably priced food in a great French atmosphere and great service
Great bread and pastries available as well as takeaway coffee and sandwiches/salads
Gourmet Tart Company
5 Abbeygate Street Lower
Great bread and pastries available as well as takeaway coffee and sandwiches/salads
wonderful bread and pastries available and also a small cafe at the back
Le Petit Delice Limited
wonderful bread and pastries available and also a small cafe at the back
2 mins walk from property, this store offers clothing, shoes etc but also has a small supermarket which stocks really good quality food including great ready meals, fruits, drinks, breads/pastries and snacks.
Marks & Spencer Galway
2 mins walk from property, this store offers clothing, shoes etc but also has a small supermarket which stocks really good quality food including great ready meals, fruits, drinks, breads/pastries and snacks.
Recently voted the best burger in Ireland 2019
Handsome Burger
49 Dominick Street Lower
Recently voted the best burger in Ireland 2019
Streetfood-style options available served in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere
Electric Arcade
36 Abbeygate Street Upper
Streetfood-style options available served in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere
An absolutely charming & cosy cafe with a huge selection of herbal, green and black teas as well as coffees and delicious vegan treats. You can choose from regular seating or cushion seating on the floor. They have artworks exhibited and also have locally made candles and lovely pottery for sale. Another bonus is that they also have a lovely outdoor seating area at the back which is a bright sunny spot in warm weather. Also open later into the evening and has live music sometimes so nice alternative to a pub. This is one of my favourite cafes in the city!
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The Secret Garden
4 William St West
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An absolutely charming & cosy cafe with a huge selection of herbal, green and black teas as well as coffees and delicious vegan treats. You can choose from regular seating or cushion seating on the floor. They have artworks exhibited and also have locally made candles and lovely pottery for sale. Another bonus is that they also have a lovely outdoor seating area at the back which is a bright sunny spot in warm weather. Also open later into the evening and has live music sometimes so nice alternative to a pub. This is one of my favourite cafes in the city!
America Village Apothecary make unique syrups, Tinctures and Bitters for creating craft beverages or for use with food using locally foraged flavours and carefully sourced ingredients. You can purchase the products as well as sample some delicious drinks. It's a really lovely venue and their tonic syrup is so good mixed with gin. Their turmeric tonic is also really good. Well worth a visit to their lovely shop
America Village Apothecary Tasting Room
31 Dominick Street Upper
America Village Apothecary make unique syrups, Tinctures and Bitters for creating craft beverages or for use with food using locally foraged flavours and carefully sourced ingredients. You can purchase the products as well as sample some delicious drinks. It's a really lovely venue and their tonic syrup is so good mixed with gin. Their turmeric tonic is also really good. Well worth a visit to their lovely shop
This busy spot next to the Galway Museum and the Spanish Arch boasts delicious fresh food including some great vegetarian options. Well worth a visit
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The Kitchen
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This busy spot next to the Galway Museum and the Spanish Arch boasts delicious fresh food including some great vegetarian options. Well worth a visit
Great pubs
Located just 3 mins walk from the property facing Eyre Square and has a wonderful beer garden and a great atmosphere.
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O'Connells
8 Eyre Square
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Located just 3 mins walk from the property facing Eyre Square and has a wonderful beer garden and a great atmosphere.
Wonderful venue for Irish traditional music
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The Crane Bar
2 Sea Rd
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Wonderful venue for Irish traditional music
Local favourite and always a great atmosphere.
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Tigh Neachtain
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Local favourite and always a great atmosphere.
Lively pub with large beer garden
Taylor's Bar & Beer Garden
7 Dominick Street Upper
Lively pub with large beer garden
Great music and dancefloor in this lively bar
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The Blue Note
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Great music and dancefloor in this lively bar
Bar with dancefloor at the back where you can hear great music and dance to the early hours
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Massimo Bar Galway
10 William Street West
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Bar with dancefloor at the back where you can hear great music and dance to the early hours
Few mins walk from the property with food served all day and with traditional music sessions taking place regularly
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An Púcán
11 Forster St
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Few mins walk from the property with food served all day and with traditional music sessions taking place regularly
This well-known Galway pub is a real hub for live music and comedy and always has a great atmosphere.
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Róisín Dubh
9 Dominick Street Upper
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This well-known Galway pub is a real hub for live music and comedy and always has a great atmosphere.
Local places of interest
Salthill offers a lovely seaside walk along the prom and there are lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby.
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Blackrock Beach
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Salthill offers a lovely seaside walk along the prom and there are lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby.
Beautiful building built on the site of the old Galway Gaol with a very interesting history
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Galway Cathedral
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Beautiful building built on the site of the old Galway Gaol with a very interesting history
Beautiful views over the River Corrib - on the route to the Cathedral/University
Salmon Weir Bridge
Beautiful views over the River Corrib - on the route to the Cathedral/University
The city's university offers beautiful walks around the campus as well as a river walk up the sportsgrounds at Dangan. You can also enjoy a walk around the Quadrangle building at the main entrance off University road which is the original building from when the University was founded in 1845
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National University of Ireland Galway
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The city's university offers beautiful walks around the campus as well as a river walk up the sportsgrounds at Dangan. You can also enjoy a walk around the Quadrangle building at the main entrance off University road which is the original building from when the University was founded in 1845
The square dates back to medieval times where the town gates were once located
Eyre Square
The square dates back to medieval times where the town gates were once located
A pre-medieval structure built in 1584 and the site of trade with Spanish Galleons which docked there when trading wine and spices
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Arco Espanhol
2 The Long Walk
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A pre-medieval structure built in 1584 and the site of trade with Spanish Galleons which docked there when trading wine and spices
Home of the claddagh ring, this historic area of Galway area is close to the centre of Galway city, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied the city with seafood as recently as the end of the 19th century. People have been gathering seafood and fishing from the area for millennia. It is one of the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland - its existence having been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century.
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The Claddagh
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Home of the claddagh ring, this historic area of Galway area is close to the centre of Galway city, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. It is just across the river from the Spanish Arch, which was the location of regular fish markets where the locals supplied the city with seafood as recently as the end of the 19th century. People have been gathering seafood and fishing from the area for millennia. It is one of the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland - its existence having been recorded since the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century.
Anglican church founded in 1320. One of their most famous visitors was Christopher Columbus who likely prayed there during a visit to Galway in 1477
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St. Nicholas, Market
3 Church Ln
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Anglican church founded in 1320. One of their most famous visitors was Christopher Columbus who likely prayed there during a visit to Galway in 1477
The Galway docks is located about 10 mins walk away from the property. and around the corner from there (via the Long Walk) is the Spanish Arch and Claddagh area
The Docks
The Galway docks is located about 10 mins walk away from the property. and around the corner from there (via the Long Walk) is the Spanish Arch and Claddagh area
https://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/
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Museu da Cidade Galway
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https://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie/
Transport & Tours - if travelling regularly by taxi the MyTaxi app is worth downloading
Transport around the city & tours
Bus and train travel available around Ireland
Galway Train Station
Bus and train travel available around Ireland
https://www.bikeshare.ie/galway.html For bike hire see website above on how to register... bike stands are available all over the city but there is one available in Eyre Square
Coca-Cola Zero Bikes
https://www.bikeshare.ie/galway.html For bike hire see website above on how to register... bike stands are available all over the city but there is one available in Eyre Square
https://lallytours.com/blog/travel/galway-city-tour/ See website above for details. Bus departure point is at Eyre Square
Galway Bus Tours
https://lallytours.com/blog/travel/galway-city-tour/ See website above for details. Bus departure point is at Eyre Square
http://www.galwaycitycycletours.ie/ Tour the city by bicycle - see website above
Galway City Cycle Tours
http://www.galwaycitycycletours.ie/ Tour the city by bicycle - see website above
https://lallytours.com/galway/ Tours to Aran Islands, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher etc - see website above
Lally Tours
4 Forster St
https://lallytours.com/galway/ Tours to Aran Islands, Connemara, Cliffs of Moher etc - see website above
Information for tourists is available here
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Galway Tourist Office
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Information for tourists is available here
Well known, long established, reliable taxi company in Galway TEL: 091 561111
Galway Taxis
57 Dominick Street Lower
Well known, long established, reliable taxi company in Galway TEL: 091 561111
https://www.galwaytours.ie/
Galway Walks - Galway City Walking Tours
8 Eyre Square
https://www.galwaytours.ie/
Cinema
https://palas.ie/ Roughly a 15 minute walk from the property, this cinema offers a great selection of movies including foreign language/arthouse and live opera. See website above for current listings.
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Pálás
15 Merchants Rd Lower
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https://palas.ie/ Roughly a 15 minute walk from the property, this cinema offers a great selection of movies including foreign language/arthouse and live opera. See website above for current listings.
Cinema about a 10 min walk from the property - https://www.imccinemas.ie/Whats-On/Galway
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IMC Cinema Galway
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Cinema about a 10 min walk from the property - https://www.imccinemas.ie/Whats-On/Galway
Emergencies/Healthcare
Local hospital about 10 min car/taxi journey (near University) For Emergency services: Dial 112 or 999 Hospital Tel; 091 524222
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University Hospital Galway
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Local hospital about 10 min car/taxi journey (near University) For Emergency services: Dial 112 or 999 Hospital Tel; 091 524222
https://www.westdoc.ie/ Urgent out of hours GP care Tel: 1850 365000 oR 091747710 You will get through to a call centre (please note at busier periods you may be on hold for a few minutes. All Calls are recorded).
Westdoc Limited
https://www.westdoc.ie/ Urgent out of hours GP care Tel: 1850 365000 oR 091747710 You will get through to a call centre (please note at busier periods you may be on hold for a few minutes. All Calls are recorded).
Emergency no: 112 or 999 Call: +35391538000 https://www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory/gaillimh-galway-.html
Galway Garda Station
Emergency no: 112 or 999 Call: +35391538000 https://www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory/gaillimh-galway-.html