Galway’s Markets That You Should Visit
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Galway’s Markets That You Should Visit

Galway has loads of amazing markets for you to visit across the city and country. Offering a variety of both indoor and outdoor markets, we’ve made a list of the top Galway markets that everyone should experience. Shop local, you never know what you might find!

Moycullen Country Market

A wide selection of local produce and crafts can be found at the Moycullen Country Market. Located at An Fuaran every Friday from 1pm to 6pm there are over 20 stalls that sell everything from organic vegetables to crepes. Some of the market's regular traders include Andy’s Spelt Treats, Gannets Fishmongers and Moycullen Green Foods. Often live music performances serenade you as you stroll around the stalls. Make your way down this Friday and discover everything that the locals from Moycullen and surrounding areas have to offer.

Photo courtesy of Moycullen Country Market

Kinvara Farmers Market

The self proclaimed best in the West market certainly lives up to its standard. Located on Courthouse Road, the Kinvara Market runs every Friday at 10am to 2pm. Here, there are tons of delicious local produce and crafts to grab your attention; ceramics, plants, beef, flowers, eggs and books. You can certainly find it all in the colourful village of Kinvara! Some of the regular stalls include; Garry’s Plant Stall, Black Sheep Surf Co., Galway Bay Bakery and Juice Haven. A full list of stallholders can be found on the Kinvara Farmers Market website, alternatively take a trip down and check out the stalls for yourself. Thanks to the accompanying live music and with multiple picnic benches, Kinvara Market provides the perfect opportunity to mull away a few hours browsing through the market stalls and meeting the local vendors.

Photo courtesy of Kinvara Farmers Market

Galway City Market

Church Lane comes alive over the weekends when the traders come to town. Held every Saturday from 8am to 6pm, Sunday/Bank Holidays from 12pm to 6pm and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12pm to 6pm in July and August there are plenty of occasions to be a part of the buzz. Regular stalls include; Connemara Glass Works, Celtic Wooden Jewellery, Pat O’Connor Photography, Poem Prints, Yummy Crepes, The Happy Loaf and Cait Curran’s Organic Vegetable Stall. No matter what the Galway weather brings, there’s always stalls to visit and food to try at the Galway Market. Find out more about the traders here.

Galway City Market

Tiny Traders Village

The Tiny Traders Village, which has moved from its original location at Spanish Arch to Eyre Square, is a platform for the local artisan, producers, artists, crafters, food entrepreneurs, growers and bakers of Galway to come and sell their wares. The Tiny Traders Village regulars include traders; Blackthorn Candles, Barista Bus, Cloud Natural Lavender Oil, Peeco Apparel and Prátaí. Come along and meet the traders over the weekend from 11am to 6pm to experience the village in all of its glory.

Photo courtesy of Tiny Traders Village

Galway Indoor Market - Outset

Taking place on the occasional Saturday from 11am to 4pm, the Galway Indoor Market houses stalls with vintage, preloved and handmade goods. The event is held in the Cornstore Mall on Middle Street in Galway City and has over 20 stalls and a DJ on site. Public Romance, Retro Vintage, Rudaí Olla, Relish Records, Luke Reidy Screenprints and Cre Rua are a few of the independent businesses that will line the halls of the Galway Indoor Market. Make sure to keep an eye out for the flyers plastered around Galway City to find out when the next event will be held for the Galway Indoor Market.

Photo courtesy of Outset Design

Flea Style Market

Another flyer to keep an eye out for is the Flea Style Market that takes place in Aras na nGael, on Dominic Street Lower. There is more vintage, preloved and handmade crafts to be seen at Galway’s longest running indoor sustainable flea market. With traders including Vintage Galway, Lawless on Trend, Paula Loves Vintage and Lemon Queen Shop, they really are the ‘best thrifting ground in the West’. Follow the market on Instagram to see when the next style market will be held, or be on the lookout for their flyers.

Photo courtesy of Flea Style Market

All of these Galway markets have their own uniqueness, whether it’s the venue or the wide selection of local produce available, so take a weekend and discover what’s on offer for yourself!

Feature image courtesy of Dawid Piotr Szlaga

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