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Apr 16, 2020

Shops, restaurants and cafes that are open in Galway city, 18 April 2020 update

Some shops, cafes and restaurants in Galway City are still able to stay open within HSE guidelines for reducing Covid-19 risks

Below is a list of city-centre and city-fringe businesses that were open (or promised to open) on or around Saturday 18 April 2020.    It's based on what I saw during daily walks within 2km of my home, information provided by reliable sources, and the Facebook pages of some places I follow in case they advertise jobs.

Open shops and restaurants / cafes / takeaways  in and around Galway city-centre


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

Joyces on Fr Griffin Rd

Tesco in Galway Shopping Centre - now open 7am to 10pm, and Tesco Express in Newcastle Road.

M&S in Corrib Court - only the supermarket section is open, not the clothing section

Lidl on Headford Rd

Aldi in Galway Retail Park on the Headford Rd

(All suburban supermarkets are also open - too many to list here.)

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


Mary's Fish in Ballybrit Upper Industrial Park - and offering free home deliveries

Galway Bay Seafood in the new Docks, and offering free home deliveries

Ali's Fish Market in Henry St

Fruit and veg

Ernie's fruit / veg / deli in Sea Rd

Mastersons Fruit and Vegetables in Galway Shopping Centre

Terryland Fruit and Vegetables in Terryland Retail Park


The Bean vegetarian restaurant in Westside:   open  10am - 1pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Phone 085 7218969 to Order before collection.  Pay online at or tap a card through their window

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

Terryland Asian Foodmarket

European Foodstores in Terryland

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

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.

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
  • The Friendly Farmer

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

Moughan's Pharmacy at Cooke's Corner in Newcastle Rd

University Late Night Pharmacy in Newcastle Rd

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

Londis / Abbrakebabra in Newcastle Rd

Number 10 in Quay Street

Farragher's NearBuy in Sea Rd

McGuire's Daybreak in Raven's Tce

No 26 Your Local Corner Shop in Dominick St

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

(all these businesses are takeaway-only)

Bubble Bee -  are selling through JustEat, and doing walk-up takeaway orders too

Cafe Temple - pre-ordered brunch boxes, delivered within 10km of the city only (order by Wed for delivery on Friday)

C'est la Vie! in Terryland Business Park

Coffee Hut in the retail park carpark on the Headford Rd

Goyas in Kirwan's Lane

Ground and Co in Salthill - details here

Le Petit Delice in Mainguard St - 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, coffee from 8am - 3pm.

Mixgreens in Newcastle Rd

O'Connors Bakery and Coffee Shop in St Francis St

Restaurants and fast food

(All these businesses are takeaway-only - for some you must pre-order on-line. There are some businesses - not listed - hat are not open to the public at all, but can only be accessed through the food-delivery companies.)

Apache Pizza in Dominick St and in Terryland retail park:  No walk-up orders.  Order on-line or by phone, then wait outside the store until they phone you to say that your order is ready.

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.

Cookes Restaurant - from Friday 17 April
Dominos Pizzas in Prospect Hill - pre-ordered takeaways only, no walk-up customers

Emperor City in Dominick St

Giovannis in Dominic St - open in evenings only

Golden Rikshaw in Mary St - opening for takeaway / home delivery from Thurs 23rd from 5 - 10:30pm

Handsome Burgers - are offering cook-them-yourself burger boxes via an order-and-collect service around the county and city

Jalan Jalan in Newcastle Rd

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

Mona Lisa Restaurant (Italian) - pre-ordered dinners from Monday 20 April

Neo (Thai) in Dock Rd - takeaway only

O'Reillys Salthill from Tuesday 21 April, as iFoodSalthill

Rúibín restaurant and bar on Dock Rd - order on-line and collect from the restaurant

Shake Dog in Prospect Hill  takeaway only

Speedos in Upper Abbeygate St - open 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

Vocho in Forster St openinf from Tuesday 21st, 3-10pm daily. Encouraging people to use click and collect and delivery service
or to call them on @091330520 to place an order for collection or delivery.

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

Kearneys Cycles  in Terryland are available for service of enquiries:  call them on 091 563-356 between 9:30am - 2pm, or email

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.

Best Drive (previously Advance Pitstop) Headford Rd - is staying open as an emergency call-out service hub. contact them online or by phoning 91 562154

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

(These businesses are open because they sell food - but they also sell a range of other household goods.)

Dealz in Eyre St and in Galway Shopping Centre

EuroGiant in Eglinton St and Mainguard St

Mr Price in Terryland retail park


All closed - but Dealz, Eurogiant and some newsagents have stationery.

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

Phones / 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

iPear on Lower Abbeygate St are closed, by have an emergency repair service - contact them on 089-943-7098

Vodafone on Shop St are available for emergency customer needs Mon-Sat from 10am - 4pm, and 12-noon to 4pm on Sunday and bank holidays.  Contact the store on 091-565-475.  You will be invited inside to complete the transaction only if required.

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