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Stephen Faller's is a long-established Galway jeweler. There is a unique selection of diamond engagement rings to choose from here, as well as an array of designer watches. Faller's is perhaps best known for its exclusive range of Galway cut crystal and the handmade Royal Tara China range, which are all made in Galway. Faller's also have a beautiful selection of silverware in stock, from tie pins to flasks to goblets.
Leonidas offer a mouthwatering display of fine Belgian chocolates. The store - one of a number in Ireland - offers sixty different varieties, including pralines, truffles, liqueur and fresh cream. An assortment of presentation boxes are available for various occasions. Leonidas also sells hampers of wine and chocolates.
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 shop is steeped in history, located on the site of the Church of St.John of Jerusalem. This church was inhabited by the Jesuits until Cromwellian forces took it over in 1650. One possible explanation for why this spot is called the Four Corners is that this area was previously the only crossroads in Galway.The shop has been owned by Powell and Sons since 1918, when the family began selling snuff from the premises. They now specialize in traditional Irish and classical music, selling a varied range of musical instruments, tapes and CDs. Upstairs there are various painting implements such as paintbrushes, oils and charcoal.
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.
Opened only last year in Galway's main shopping street, Dubray Books has a welcoming air which encourages browsing. This well-lit and spacious store carries a wide selection of books, from poetry to horror to children's favourites. All of the latest titles from the bestseller list are also stocked here. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about books.