O'Máille — The Original House of Style

Galway & The West

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O'Máille — The Original House of Style

Founded in 1938 in the heart of Galway City, O'Máille has become a household name when it comes to Irish traditional clothing and crafts. Their fame largely comes from their hand-knitted Aran sweaters — a quintessential Irish souvenir for anyone visiting Ireland. But the shop offers more than just this iconic garment. O'Máille also boasts a wide selection of Irish knitwear, tweed caps and hats, wool throws, and unique designs for men, women, and children.

Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Galway boasts a mix of high-street stores, boutique shops, markets, and independent retailers, making it an excellent destination for shopping enthusiasts. Its main shopping area is along Shop Street, a pedestrianised street lined with shops, restaurants, and cafés. Here you can find popular high-street stores such as H&M, River Island, and Zara, as well as local boutiques offering unique and handcrafted items. Galway also has a number of markets, including the Galway Market, which is held every Saturday and Sunday in the city's historic St Nicholas Church. And if you're looking for a more upscale shopping experience, the city also has the Eyre Square Shopping Centre, which has over 70 shops, including department stores, fashion boutiques, and speciality shops.