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Galway Crafts


Craft Shops


Irish Music


Local Markets


Food

 

Galway Crafts

In any souvenir shop in Galway, you will find Aran sweaters, jewellery such as the Claddagh ring and Connemara Marble. But Galway Craft is more than that. Galway is home to many talented craftspeople making ceramics, baskets, traditional music instruments (such as the bodhrán, a drum made of goat skin), crystal, candles, textile, sculptures made of wood, stone or glass, and even carved-bone jewels, the latter which is unique in Ireland. If you want to bring home Galway Craft souvenirs, have a look at the list of craft shops below or follow the link to the Galway Craft Trail (Select 'Community Datasets' and 'Galway Craft Trail'.

If you want to learn more about Galway Craft, you might visit the Connemara Marble Visitor Centre www.connemarabegins.com, the Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre www.celticcrystalireland.com, the Sheep and Wool Centre www.sheepandwoolcentre.com or Roundstone Music www.bodhran.com. During your holiday, you can even undertake a basketry class on Inisheer in Rushwork www.aranbasketmaker.blogspot.com or a bone carving class at the Bone Carving Studio and Gallery www.bonecarving.ie in Galway City.

For events relating to craft, check our calendar of events.

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Craft Shops



Galway County


You will find many craft shops across Galway County, and more particularly in Connemara and on the Aran Islands, including: (the list is not exhaustive)


Ballinasloe

Cahalan Jewellers
www.cahalanjewellers.com
Products: Jewellery, Handmade Cards, etc.


Cashel Bay

Glynsk House
www.glynsk.com
Products: Pottery, Jewellery, Crystal, Cards, Textile, etc.


Clifden

Alan Gaillard Stoneware Pottery
www.alangaillard.com
Products: Pottery

O'Dalaigh Jewellers
www.celticimpressions.com
Products: Jewellery

Whistlestop (Station House Courtyard)
www.whistlestop.ie
Products: Tableware, Wood Ware, etc.


Inishmaan, Aran Islands

Inis Meáin Knitting Company Store
www.inismeain.ie
Products: Aran Sweaters

Inisheer, Aran Islands

Cleas Teo (Áras Éanna Arts Centre)
Tel: 099 75979
Email: cleasteo@gmail.com
Products: Basketry and Weaving


Inishmore, Aran Islands

Kilmurvey Craft Village
www.aranislands.ie
Products: Aran Sweaters, Stone Carvings, etc.

An Púcán Craft Shop
www.galway.net
Products: Aran Sweaters


Kinvara

MurphyStore
www.murphystore.com
Products: Jewellery, Ceramics, Woodcarvings, Candles, etc.

Letterfrack

Avoca Craft Shop
www.avoca.ie
Products: Irish Crafts, Clothes and Soft Furnishings, etc.


Moycullen

Connemara Celtic Crystal
www.celticcrystalireland.com
Products: Crystal, Irish China, Pewter, Pottery, Irish Knitwear, Jewellery, etc.


Oughterard

Connemara Candles (Billamore)
www.connemaracandles.ie
Products: Candles

Fuchsia Craft Shop
www.connemarabegins.com
Products: Jewellery, Crystal, Cast Bronze, Pottery, Candles, Prints, Leather Goods, Textile, etc…

Keogh J.P. & Sons Craft Shop
Tel: 00 353 91 552170
Products: Pottery, Textile, etc.


Recess

Joyces Craft Shop
Tel: 00 353 95 34604
Products: Stone Carvings, etc.


Roundstone

Roundstone Music and Craft Shop
www.bodhran.com
Products: Irish Musical Instruments, Pewter, Jewellery, Textile, etc.


Spiddal

Ceardlann - Spiddal Craft Village
www.ceardlann.com
Products: Contemporary Stained Glass, Cosmetics, Ceramics, Jewellery, Textile, Paintings, Books of Irish Interest, etc.

Standún
www.standun.com
Products: Hand Knits, Pottery, Traditional Tweeds, Crystal, Wood Carvings, etc.


Upper Camus

An Tinteán Craft Shop
www.connemarasouth.com
Products: Textile


 

Galway City

There are several souvenir shops in the Galway City Centre. Below are some other addresses where you can find Galway made craft: (the list is not exhaustive)

Judy Greene Pottery
Kirwans Lane, Galway City
Website: www.judygreenepottery.com
Products: Pottery, Textile, etc.


Cloon Keen Atelier
Kirwans Lane, Galway City
Website: www.cloonkeenatelier.com
Products: Cosmetics and Candles


Sam Beardon Jeweller
The Bridge Mills, Bridge Street, Galway
www.sambeardon.net
Products: Jewellery, Wood Sculpture


Emily-Jean Designs
1 Saint Augustine Street, Galway City
Website: www.emily-jean.com
Products: Hats and Jewellery


The Bone Carving Studio and Gallery
2 Victoria Place, Galway City
Website: www.seodraban.ie
Products: Hand-Carved Bone Jewellery

Royal Tara Gift Centre
Tara Hall, Connolly Ave, Mervue, Galway City
Website: www.royal-tara.com
Products: Ceramics, Stained Glass, Stoneware, etc.


Galway Irish Crystal
Merlin Park, Dublin Road, Galway City
Website: www.galwaycrystal.ie
Products: Crystal


Corrib Candles
Lower Village, Menlo, Galway City
Website: www.corribcandles.ie
Products: Candles


Galway Market
Church Lane, Galway City.Every Saturday and Sunday, by St Nicholas’ Church
Website: www.galwaymarket.com
Products: Wood Ware, Jewellery, Textile, Pottery, Mosaic, etc.


 

If you are a retailer in Galway selling local products please let us know and we can include you on this list, contact us at community@galwaycoco.ie.

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Irish Music


If you want to listen to Irish music in a friendly atmosphere, go to pubs. Many of them have live music (‘sessions’) in the evening. Or you might hang around in Galway City Centre where some musicians play music in the streets (they are called ‘buskers’). Galway also hosts several traditional music festivals such as the Clifden Traditional Music Festival, Galway Sessions, Trad on the Prom, Tuam Traditional Music Festival, etc. For further information, follow this link to Festivals or check the Calendar of Events.

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Local Markets


There are a variety of fairs and local markets which take place throughout County Galway which are worth visiting to find local produce and craftwork. See below for a list of such markets general operate from April to September or in some cases all year round. 

Athenry on Fridays
Ballinasloe on Fridays
Claregalway on Saturdays
Clarinbridge on the last Sunday of every month
Galway City on Saturdays and Sundays by St Nicholas’ Church www.galwaymarket.com
Headford on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Kinvara on Fridays
Loughrea on Thursdays
Mountbellew on Wednesdays
Moycullen on Fridays
Oranmore on Thursdays
Portumna on Fridays
Roundstone (May October Sundays)
Tuam on Thurdays

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Food


Don’t leave Galway without having tasted some nice food - Connemara Lamb, black pudding, fresh or smoked fish, soda bread, cheese or chutneys. To find out where you can buy products from Galway, follow this link to the ‘Guide to local food producers’ or have a look at the list of local markets below. If you are interested in knowing how fish is smoked, visit the Connemara Smokehouse www.smokehouse.ie.


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Made in Galway
Made in Galway is a directory listing the fantastic range of food and craft producers that Galway has to offer. Made in Galway can direct you right to the doorsteps of world class producers based in Galway. Each listing is regularly updated by the individual producer to ensure it is kept current, and most listings contain links to producers own websites or social media so you can browse even further.