Galway city offers both a high street shopping experience with a wide range of shops and a more traditional experience with an interesting variety of specialist and artisan shops. Shopping in Galway is ideal for the person looking for unique and interesting gifts. Hotel Meyrick is just steps from the main shopping streets of Galway and the designer Brown Thomas is just around the corner so you can shop til you drop and enjoy invigorating cocktails in the Gaslight Bar and Brasserie afterwards. Each weekend Galway's famous market takes place on Church lane by St Nicholas' Collegiate Church and has been trading there for centuries. Artisan food shops from McCambridge to Griffin's Bakery are also within walking distance from Hotel Meyrick and well worth a visit as is Charlie Byrne's Book shop, voted best Bookstore in Ireland in 2013. The city centre shopping areas are supplemented by a number of enclosed shopping centres, easily accessible and directions can be provided by our reception team.
The Galway market
Open Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 8am to 6pm and Sundays 12 noon to 6pm.
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
Located in the heart of Galway City, Charlie Byrnes Bookshop stocks over 50,000 used, new and remaindered titles on subjects ranging from popular fiction to Irish interest to art and archaeology. Its one of Galway's absolute treasures and much loved by locals
Judy Greene’s Pottery & Gifts
Judy Greene's pottery is produced using traditional skills of craft-potters. Judy's workshop is situated on Kirwan’s Lane and has a vast array of beautiful crafts on display
Cloon Keen Atelier is a family-run niche perfumery, creating unique products for the body, bath and home. A trained perfumer is always on hand to offer advice on their Galway made products. Their chic little shop is secretly tucked away in the heart of Galway's Medieval design district on Kirwans Lane, off Quay Street. their "Exotic Woods" Range is a real favourite of Hotel Meyrick
McCambridge's of Galway is a family owned Deli and Fine Foods Shop and Restaurant located in the heart of Galway city centre. McCambridge's has been selling gourmet food, wine and hampers since 1925. They specialise in supplying only the best products, sourcing both locally and internationally.
Located just across from the Spanish Arch at the bottom of Quay street. Very popular Galway shop selling a magical mix of fine antique and contemporary jewels and a wide range of antiques. Prepare to be awed
Dating from 1879, Fallers of Galway has long been a prime source of Claddagh rings, many of which are made on the premises. Located on Williamsgate Street, just off Eyre Square.
Brown Thomas occupies a premier site on Eglinton Square in the centre of Galway, Ireland’s capital of culture and a city with a unique and distinctive energy. The store stocks a fabulous selection of Irish and International fashion, accessories and beauty brands for men and women.
On high street, as you walk towards Quay street Ó’Máille’s store incorporates the finest elements of traditional Irish manufacturing with a contemporary range of Irish knitwear, tweeds, rainwear and unique designs for men, women and children.
Large gift and souvenir shop in the centre of Galway City. The Ground floor hosts a selection of China, Crystal, Pottery, Figurines, Linen and Irish Products. One of the first gift shops ever opened in Galway.
Gaiety Antique Store
The pieces that find a home in The Gaiety Antique & Vintage Stores on Eglington St come literally from all over the world. staff in store are so helpful and you will find that the team run a number of regular craft and decorating workshops.
Bone Carving Studio
The Bone Carving Studio and Gallery in Galway offers the only bone carving classes in Ireland. At a one-day class you’ll create your own bone carving from start to finish. Whether you're a visitor or a native, a bone carving class is the perfect activity for a rainy Galway day...it's also a unique souvenir, whether you create a piece for yourself or make something special for someone special!