GALWAY has so many stories to tell
Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.
We here at This is Galway are all about supporting the local, independent businesses that make this city what it is. Through their unique offerings and thoughtful service, these stores have enhanced the personal charm of the city, adding colour and vibrancy to every nook and cranny.
All year round, we seem to be planning potential Christmas gifts to pop under the tree, but December always manages to creep up on us, leaving that inevitable last minute scramble to the check out. This year, we’re making sure that you get everyone on your gift list taken care of ahead of schedule with our ultimate gift guide. From stocking stuffers to more elaborate mementos, ‘tis the season for spoiling the ones you love.
They say that every purchase is a vote for the kind of world you want to live in, so why not make every cent count by shopping local and supporting the community around you? On what would usually be a Black Friday driven by frenzied consumerism, with hoards of people grappling to secure a good deal, the Green Friday movement is encouraging people to spend the 27-29 November bolstering the businesses around them through positive reviews and making some online purchases.
When it comes to buying some new threads, there’s no better way to do it than by supporting local, independent stores that provide unique and individualised pieces. Now that level 5 restrictions have lifted you can pop in and visit the expert team of staff that add to any shopping experience, you can support these local businesses by shopping in stores while squeezing in a bitta retail therapy in the process!
Shopping local has never been as important, and it is the best way of finding that novel and unique gift. So, Galway Food Tours (GFT) have teamed up with Galway institutions including McCambridges, My Shop Granny Likes it, Tigh Neachtains, Pálás Arthouse Cinema and The Tasting Room (America Village Apothecary).
This Christmas, give a gift that will delight your loved ones and support your local community at the same time! Galway is full of unique, Irish-owned independent shops which are essential to the spirit of our city. If you’re shopping anyway, be sure to shop local!