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Friday, June 18, 2021


This locally-owned sweet-shop was opened in May 2011 by the Shaughnessy family.  The first shop was in Upper Abbeygate Street, roughly opposite Galway landmark, Sally Longs.

The store quickly grew to have an impressive range of heritage confectionary and related grocery products, from American, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, and became a destination experience for local and visiting sweet-lovers.  They also have great gifts.

In 2020, when the Covid-19 public health emergency closed all non-essential shops, they rapidly switched to working on-line, and provided touches of sweetness by post and for collection when allowed. 

In mid 2021, when many other business were thinking about downsizing, they took the bold move to Irwin Court, just off Eyre Street into the shop previously occupied by Paco Fashions.   As in-person shopping has opened up again, they have been able to increase their product range, and there is now plenty of outdoor space for managing the fast-moving queues of confectionary enthusiasts.

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The new store in Bóthar Irwin

The original Candyland store in Upper Abbeygate Street

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