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Apr 13, 2020

Open businesss in Galway city, 11 April 2020

Many shops, cafes and restaurants in Galway City are closed due to Covid-19. But some are still open, usually with more limited conditions or hours than usual. 

Below is a list of city-centre and city-fringe businesses that were open (or promised to open) on Saturday 11 April 2020.    It's based on what I saw during daily walks within 2km of my home - or information provided by other reliable people who provided photos of businesses that were open.

Businesses that were open on Saturday 11 April 2020


Dunnes Stores in the Eyre Square Centre is now open from 9am - 6pm Mon-Sat, and 12-noon - 6pm on Sunday.

Joyces on Fr Griffin Rd

Tesco in Galway Shopping Centre - now open 7am to 10pm

M&S in Corrib Court - the supermareket section, only, is open

Butchers / Greengrocers / Markets / Specialist food shops

Colleran and Sons in Mainguard St

Roger Finnerty & Sons in the Eyre Square Centre

Tormey's Butchers in Galway Shopping Centre

Herterich's Pork Butcher in Lombard St

Ernie's fruit / veg / deli in Sea Rd

Mastersons Fruit and Vegetables in Galway Shopping Centre

Sheridan's Cheesemongers in Lombard St  - open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.   Order on-line on their website and collect in-store.

The Filling Station eco store:  taking orders by email during the week, and are open on Saturday for collections only

Asiatic Asian food store in Upper Abbeygate St - order at the door, they will get the goods for you

Jasmine Asian food store in Mary Street

Candyland in Upper Abbeygate St - order and pay on-line at, they will pick-and-pack the order for you, and you can collect it from the shop

As well a growing number of food businesses are offering delivery services instead of or as well as in-store sales.  These include
  • Galway Bay Seafood
  • Mary's Fish
  • The Fruit Brothers
  • Handsome Burgers

Pallas Foods is a wholesaler, but are now taking orders from the general public for a click-and-collect, with pickup from The Huntsman (Wellpark) - order here.

Pharmacies / Chemists

Boots in Shop St and  in Galway Shopping Centre

Flanagans in Shop St

Whelans in Williamsgate St (place order or speak to staff at the door - you cannot go into the shop itself)

Matt O'Flaherty   (place order or speak to staff at the door - you cannot go into the shop itself) in Rosemary Ave and in Galway Shopping Centre

Lloyds Home Pharmacy in Forster Street - are now open on Sundays too.

Lohan's in Prospect Hill

Varley's Pharmacy in the Eyre Square Centre

Walsh's Pharmacy in Corrib Court shopping centre

Lavelles on Dock Rd - are open Monday - Friday only

Health foods / related products

Evergreen Health Store in the Eyre Square Centre, High St / Mainguard St and  in Galway Shopping Centre

Holland and Barret in Shop St

Dr Claire Apothecary in Sea Rd -

Little Collins CBD dispensary - Upper Abbeygate St

Convenience stores / Newsagents

Spar in Mainguard St

Mahon and Davis Centra in Foster St

Headlines in Corrib Court

Henchy's Daybreak in Eyre Square

Hynes Mace in Forster St -

XL An Fhaiche Mhór in the Eyre Square Centre

Number 10 in Quay Street

Farragher's NearBuy in Sea Rd

McGuire's Daybreak in Raven's Tce

Gala in Prospect Hill

Superkeytones - ethnic food shop in Prospect Hill

Armazém Brazil - Brazilian food shop in Prospect Hill

Woodquay Stores in Woodquay

Convenience stores in petrol stations around the city are also open, including  Kearney's Centre at Texaco on the Docks, Circle K on College Rd,


Thomas Woodberrys - open for collection and local deliveries only call on 091 533706 to place an order

Fine Wines off licence group - in Fairhill Rd

The Wine Buff - Eglinton St - have reduced opening hours and are offering local deliveries

O'Brien's Wines  in Galway Shopping Centre

Cafes / Bakeries

Bubble Bee -  are selling through JustEat, not clear if they're doing walk-up takeaway orders or not

Coffee Hut in the retail park carpark on the Headford Rd - takeaway the same way they've always been

Goyas in Kirwan's Lane:  takeaway only

Le Petit Delice in Mainguard St - takeaway only, open 8:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Saturday.

McCambridges deli and coffee-shop in Shop St have a one-way system through the shop, open 8am - 4pm Monday to Saturday.

O'Connors Bakery and Coffee Shop in St Francis St- takeaway only

Restaurants and fast food

Apache Pizza in Dominick St - takeaway only

Boojum on Spanish Parade - offering Click-n-collect only.  They recommend ordering for collection before 6:30pm.

BóTown burgers in Dominick St: Takeaway only 3-10pm. You must order by phoning 091 534834, and collect at the allocated time. Payment by card only.

Bun Bros in Forster St

Charcoal Grill in Mary St, Cross St and Prospect Hill

Chilli Shack in Upper Abbeygate St are open from 3pm-9pm, Thursday to Saturday.

Dominos Pizzas in Prospect Hill - pre-ordered takeaways only, no walk-up customers

Giovannis in Dominic St - open in evenings only

Jalan Jalan in Newcastle Rd

Monroe's Pizza Pizza in Dominic St - open from 5pm

Neo in Dock Rd - takeaway only

Shake Dog in Prospect Hill  takeaway only

Speedos in Upper Abbeygate St - have started opening from 5pm-midnight

Thai Garden in Spanish Arch - open Friday - Sunday only

Tomodachi Sushi - open for lunch 12-noon - 5pm and dinner 5pm - 9:30pm - takeaway

Venice in Abbeygate St - open for dinner 5-9pm, takeaway only

Vinnies in Dominic St - open in evenings only

Wa Sushi in New Dock St - takeaway only

Woozza Pizzaria takeaway on Sea Rd  - takeaway only

Xi'an Street Food in Quay St

There are a growing number of restaurants offering meals through the delivery services:
  • DeliDelivers - this is the newest food delivery service, and their menu includes items from Galway's St Nicholas weekend market.

Transport / financial services

Big-O Taxis at the bottom of Eyre Square

ProCabs at the top of Eyre Square

ProBrite Scooter and eBike rentals in Eyre Street

West Ireland Cycling in Fairhill Rd is closed, but are offering a repair service for essential workers - access it by emailing  or phoning 08 206 6904

Post Offices and banks are opening:   many have restricted hours and/or priority hours for older people.  Some are only opening certain branches.

St Anthony's and Claddagh Credit Union:  Mainguard St is closed until 14 April but their Westside branch is open early for healthcare workers and 10am - 2pm for everyone else.

Cash Creators in Eglinton St - is closed, but have details on their website about how to access their BuyBacks and LayAways services.

Clothing / shoes / repairs

Shoe repairs: Heffernans in Sea Rd is closed, but has a sign up saying that shoes for fixing can be left at Ernie's Fruit and Vegegtabe across the road.

Homeware / hardware / gifts

Dealz in Eyre St and in Galway Shopping Centre

EuroGiant in Eglinton St and Mainguard St


All closed - but some newsagents stock stationery items

Right Price Ink - the retail store is closed, but they have a sign up offering Galway home delivery and nationwide courier delivery for orders placed by phone to 091-563000 or online

Electronics / internet cafes

WeFix gadget repair in Upper Abbeygate St - are operating a call-and-connect repairs service

TechStar on Dock Rd are closed, but have a sign up saying that emergency repairs can be booked on-line

Hobbies / Games

All closed

Personal services / health / hair / beauty

All closed

About this list

This is not published to encourage people to go out - especially not people who have been advised to stay home.   But there are many people in Galway who are working in essential industries.  They still need to shop, eat and top up their Leap cards .   This list is to provide them with information about what is available, and to support local businesses which have decided to try to stay in business.

Stay safe, and be polite

Always maintain social distancing, as per HSE guidelines.   Do not leave your home if you are told not to.

Also, please respect the people who are working:  Follow guidelines to keep them, and you, as safe as possible.