Where to buy a Tote Bag in Galway

Where to buy a Tote Bag in Galway

The New Year is well and truly upon us and, here at This is Galway, one of our resolutions is to be more sustainable! One efficient, handy, and fashionable way to do so is by availing of a cool re-usable tote bag! Here are some of our favourites from around Galway...

Did you know that approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used every year worldwide?! That figure is just unbelievable. Plastic is a massive contributor to the climate crisis, and just by investing in a good tote bag, we can make a big difference to the environment of our beautiful planet. Better yet, we can make this difference by supporting local businesses and showing off our personalities through cool designs on these tantalising tote bags.

Here are some spots you can get your hands on one in Galway...

My Shop... Granny Likes It

This cute little shop on Abbeygate Street stocks loads of lovely things from jewellery, to unique cards, to artwork to Galway inspired tote bags! This tote bag features a photo of the famous Long Walk near Galway’s Spanish Arch but they also have Blackrock designs and more. The bag is made from 100% cotton fabric and is available to purchase online or in store for just €24 - bargain! Find them here.

above: photo courtesy of My Shop.. Granny Likes It

Ré Coffee & Design

From your caffeine fix to a bottle of organic wine or funky cards to skincare, Ré has it all! Tucked away in beautiful Salthill, this store stocks a range of tote bags featuring a variety of simple and colourful designs such as Galway's famous Blackrock, simple quotes or sea-swimming folk taking a dip, there’s something for everyone. Find them here.

above: photo courtesy of Ré Coffee & Design

Rudaí Olla

The whole of the collection of bespoke gifts, cards, prints & totes available online at Rudaí Olla have been lovingly crafted by hand in Co. Galway. These quirky tote bags are totally unique and include some lovely Irish complements, including 'You are as perfect as a chicken fillet roll.' You can also personalise the bag with your name, if that is more your buzz. Find them here.

above: photo courtesy of Rudaí Olla 

Rusted Rail

The tote hanging from your shoulder should tell the world a little bit about you and, if you're a lover of local music, we reckon one of these would look great on you. Rusted Rail have been nourishing musicians from Galway and the West of Ireland for over a decade so they well deserve your support in the shape of buying some merch. This high-quality, cool and eye-catching tote bag is ideal for a spot of record shopping or canning down by the canals (handy for bringing the cans home too, so you're not a big litter bug!). Find them here.

Rusted Rail Tote Bag
above: photo courtesy of Rusted Rail

Feature photo courtesy of Rudaí Olla.

Words by Ava Keady. 

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