The folks at Hanley and Co. have been outfitting men with designer apparel since the 1960s. While the store and its collection have undergone numerous changes over the years, what has remained the same is an unyielding commitment to quality, tempered by an impeccable sense of style. Hanley and Co. boasts a well-curated collection of menswear from reputed designer labels like Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Kollem, G-Star and Ralph Lauren. The store offers both, casual and formal attire for discerning men, but is especially well-known for its selection of suits. Favored by men of discerning taste, Hanley & Co. continues to attract generation after generation of a loyal clientele.
This little shop in Quay Street specialises mainly in vintage and antique items. These range from fake fur coats to forties frocks to worn out Levis. The vintage accessories on display include hatpins and hand bracelets, and can incorporate unusual jewelry styles. Twice as Nice also sell lovely lace clothes and other home accessories. Staff are helpful and straightforward - and will guide you to the right find.
Anthony Ryans is one of the foremost department stores in the city. It is also a premier hub for designer labels in menswear and womenswear. Founded in 1909, this is the place to be if you are looking for quality items and good customer service. Explore this popular store's various sections to revamp your wardrobe or home.
Galway's bustling market has been trading in the same laneway for literally centuries. The emphasis is on fresh produce and locally produced crafts, most of which are handmade. There's also a great variety of food available, from artichoke hearts to crepes to stuffed olives. Galwegians come to the market to chat as well as to shop and it's a great place to hear local issues discussed. Although the market is open all year round, it's particularly lively in the summer.
Tempo Antiques is a magpie's haven, stocked to the brim with antique jewelry, silverware, porcelain, decorative glass and collectibles. Browse though display cases that showcase traditional Irish silverware, or explore an eclectic collection of small antiques and curiosities for the perfect addition to your collection. Tempo Antiques is also a great place to shop for gifts and fine jewelry. This charming antiques store is truly a treasure trove for casual shoppers and serious collectors alike.
At this family-run store, you will find hand-knitted Aran sweaters, made from the finest fabric. A great combination of style and comfort is what makes this brand popular worldwide. You can choose from a variety of patterns and types of knitwear including tweeds, capes and wraps. O'Maille organisation has been around since March 1938 and founder Padraic O'Maille's efforts have paid off handsomely since then. It gained popularity through the film 'The Quiet Man' in which most of the attire were original O'Maille creations. So if you're in Galway and want to kill the chill, a trip to this store will certainly help you out!
This centrally located shop has a vast range of Irish hand-knits as well as machine-knit sweaters, cardigans and scarves. However, it specialises in the hand-knit Aran range of knitwear. This style of hand knitting goes back hundreds of years, and it is said that Daniel was depicted in the Book of Kells wearing an Aran sweater and a matching pair of socks. Traditionally, women on the Aran Islands spun and hand-knitted the pure wool. Different symbolic stitches were handed down over the generations; and diamond, cable and honeycomb stitches are still used today.
Book Exchange is located in a converted tiny, two-story house. Downstairs contains a selection of horror, mystery, and romance paperbacks as well as a selection of history books. The selection is small but worth a browse. Second-hand school and college books can be found upstairs. Book Exchange does a healthy trade at the start of the school year and most levels of education are catered for.
This is an award-winning off-licence that has a good selection of wines. The owners clearly have a knowledge of wine which is reflected in the range on display. Prices vary from affordable to expensive. The Vineyard also stocks a fine range of cigars and cigarettes, crisps, ice cream and some newspapers.
The Claddagh Ring has become iconic the world over thanks to the spread of Irish culture across the globe. The simple symbols of love, loyalty and friendship have become synonymous with countless love stories since the ring was first created. Delve into the history and lore of this iconic ring at the Legend of the Claddagh Ring museum and visitor centre, where you can learn where the ring first came from and what it has come to represent.