While Galway is not an enormous city by international standards, the variety of diverse outlets on offer belie its size.
There's literally something here for everyone - from the mainstream goods available in all stores to the most unusual and unique gifts available in specialist stores.
In particular there are a number of areas in which the city excels. For example, this is a food lovers paradise, from the richest, locally grown and made products to the most exotic health foods.
Galway is the ideal city to find an unusual gift. There are any number of craft and specialist gift shops offering locally crafted handmade gifts and objets d'art - and you won't find these items anywhere else in the world.
Along with this there are a whole host of regular, city centre type shops, featuring elegant, up-to-date fashions in clothes, jewellery and shoes.