Shop Local, Shop Galway this Christmas

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I’m sure we can all agree that Christmas is going to be a little different this year but the good news is we can still gift that someone special at home or from afar. Local businesses have adapted to retailing online. When we support local it’s a far more meaningful connection. We are not only investing in the shop but in the local economy, jobs and tradition. Independent stores add to the magic of Galway. So let’s make a difference and shop local ahead of the holiday season.

-Jade Tierney

No.8 

This beautiful shop sells preloved clothing, handbags, accessories and shoes from both the high street and designer. Clothes that make you feel fabulous, all whilst being environmentally friendly. Their online shop has hundreds of timeless pieces. Put a smile on the face of the fashionista in your life!

 

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Thomas Dillion’s Claddagh Gold

If you know Galway, you know Thomas Dillion. The original makers of the Claddagh ring since 1750 and the oldest jewellers in the country. The perfect gift for someone that can appreciate quality craftsmanship. The rings come with a lifetime guarantee and they proudly ship worldwide!

 

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Tommy Dillions keeping well, thanks all for asking.

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Little Lane Coffee Company

One for the coffee lovers! Work on your barista skills right from your kitchen. The city centre coffee haven is selling everything from brewing equipment, coffee beans to everything you need to serve the perfect brew! The ideal gift for someone special who misses their freshly ground morning coffee.

 

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If you are ever in Galway, @littlelanecoffeecompany is a MUST! Great people, great coffee and great treats ?

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Wooden Heart 

Instead of ordering plastic toys from money giants such as Amazon, why not direct your coins towards this family-run business. Open for over thirty years, this shop believes that ‘’the greatest gift we can give a child is the gift to explore the world in a safe and imaginative way’’. The store has a wide range of toys that are safe, elegant and unique. All made from the highest quality of wood, sourced ethically from all over the world.

 

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Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop

A wonderland for the bookworms! Galway’s most renowned and loved bookstore with over 100,000 new and preloved books. Working behind the scenes continuing online orders and the ‘call and collect’ service that’s available for local customers. There is nothing quite like someone saying, ‘this book made me think of you’. Charlie Byrne’s has titles on just about anything!

 

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Sheridan’s Cheesemongers 

Sourcing the highest quality of cheeses, food and wine for Galwegians for over twenty years. Sheridan’s is a family run business who has rightly gained the reputation of Ireland’s leading cheese retailer. Sheridan’s online shop has hampers filled with the best farmhouse cheeses, handmade Irish foods and wine. Gift the cheese lover in your life with only the best or perfect your cheese platter at the Christmas dinner table!

 

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Thomas Woodberrys  

For a very merry Christmas, look no further than Thomas Woodberrys. Like many local businesses adapting to the new changes, this charming wine shop now do collections and deliveries. Known for their wide range of wines suitable for different budgets and their witty signs! The owners emphasise drinkability, offering wines that ‘’do not just impress on first taste, but leave you wanting more’’.

 

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The Sheep

For a truly Galway gift, look no further than this beautiful shop. Handcrafted sheep made instore in different sizes. A perfect furry friend, with little maintenance this Christmas. The store also stocks a selection of Merino wool scarves and hats, throws, prints and homeware, all from renowned Irish brands and artists!

 

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