Galway's Specialty Shops (Self Guided), Galway

Galway is not only pubs and beer, the city has also many other things to attract you. The area around Galway is well-known for the hand-knit Aran sweaters that are a legacy of an old tradition. Some other cottage industry specialties here are: tweeds, jewelry, woolens, crystal and pottery. The Claddagh Ring even became a symbol of Ireland. Take a tour of the local specialty shops where you will find the perfect present for your friends, family or loved ones.
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Galway's Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Galway's Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Ireland » Galway (See other walking tours in Galway)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 Km or 0.1 Miles
Author: anna
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Treasure Chest
  • McCambridge
  • McCarthy's Jewellery Shop
  • Anthony Ryan
  • Claddagh Jewellers
  • O'Maille
Treasure Chest

1) Treasure Chest

Established in 1966, Treasure Chest has became a very popular store here. The blue and white Wedgewood-style façade makes it easy to notice. The range of authentic products here encompass: Waterford and Galway Crystal, Aran knitwear, and Belleek China. You will find the perfect gift among the variety of jewelry, dolls, figurines, hats and many other local Galway fabrications.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 09.30-18.00; Thursday, Friday 9:30 - 19.00; Sunday: 12:00-18:00.

2) McCambridge

McCambridge was established in 1925 and it specializes in hampers which are eco friendly and easy to transport. Here you will also find fine chocolates, cheese, and a lot of gourmet food. Some of the best Irish wines are also to be found here. The shop also has a delicatessen section worth visiting.
McCarthy's Jewellery Shop

3) McCarthy's Jewellery Shop

This shop has the best selection of silver jewelry. They have competitive prices, amazing design and a modern selection. If you are searching for the perfect silver jewelry gift, this is your place to go.
Anthony Ryan

4) Anthony Ryan

Created in 1909 by Anthony Ryan and his wife, this shop earned the name of "Galway’s leading fashion store." Here you can find fine woolens, and also yarns. All kinds of knitting supplies representing some of the best in Ireland are also available here. Anthony Ryan sells clothes made from Aran wool that the region is famous for.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Thursday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
Claddagh Jewellers

5) Claddagh Jewellers

This store started its business in 1967. Most of the models here are handmade but they also use modern methods. The quality is guaranteed and the prices are competitive. The masters working here have more than 35 years of branch experience. The gems and diamonds are finely selected in order to give satisfaction to the one who is wearing it.

6) O'Maille

O'Maille has one of the finest selections of hand-knitted traditional Aran clothes. The shop is associated with the best Irish tweeds and fashions in this part of the country. This was the shop chosen to dress the cast of the "The Quiet Man", a movie production of the '50s. O'Maille is the place where tradition meets contemporary trends.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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