Books / convenience


Aisling Family Bookshop in Lower Abbeygate St (Pro Cathedral building)

Re-opened on Saturday 27 June

Bell Book and Candle in The Small Crane

Re-opened by August 2020 (maybe earlier)

Bóthar Emmaus Bookshop in Dominick Street 

Opened in the week starting 8 June

Charlie Byrnes Bookshop - Middle Street

Reopened in the week-starting 9 june 2020.

They are taking orders through their website and by phone, and using An Post to deliver books. Postage costs $3.00

Dubray Books in Shop St

Opened on Thursday 11 June 

Easons in Shop St 

Reopened late in the week starting 8 June.   
Hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 12-noon to 4pm on Sunday. 

Kenny Bookshop  - Liosbaun Industrial Estate

From 7 April 2020, they are taking and dispatch orders through their website.  But there are some constraints on this service, inlcluding limited access to best-sellers.

Reopened on Monday 8 June. 

There will also be limited access to the art gallery, with a full schedule of exhibitions resuming in the Autumn. 

Opening hours for now:  
10:30am-4pm, Monday to Friday, with 10:30-11:30  allocated for the elderly and the vulnerable.  

Stationery / office supplies / document-printing

Marvoy Office Supplies

In Ballybane Industrial Estate - open or selling through their website.

Right Price Ink - Dominick Street

The retail store opened again on 18 May.  Services include printing documents which are emailed to them in advance.

Previously, they had a sign up offering Galway home delivery and nationwide courier delivery for orders placed by phone to 091-563000 or online

Copy Write in Irwin Street

Opened on 18 May. Read more ...

Chat-n-Net internet cafe in Eyre Street

During the closedown, this business offered a a copying and document printing / binding service.  Documents were mailed to beforehand, and picked up between 2pm and 3pm, Monday to Friday. 

From the week starting 8 June, they are open on a regular basis, from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday. 

Other places to get stationery

Supermarkets, Dealz, Eurogiant and some newsagents have stationery.  Some newsagents also have a range of novels and books of puzzles.

Convenience stores / newsagents

An Fhaiche Mhór XL Newsagents in the Eyre Square Centre

Has been open throughout - closes at the same time as Dunnes Stores each day.

Bridge Stores in Bridge St

Reopened on 6 May.

Centra (Mahon and Davis)  in Foster St

Has been open throughout.  Reduced opening hours are now 
7am - 10:45pm - Monday to Sunday 

Headlines in Corrib Court

Has been open throughout the closedown.

Henchy's Daybreak in Eyre Square

Has been open throughout the closedown.

Holland's in Williamsgate St

Re-opened from 2 May
Hours  now 9am to pm-ish, Monday to Saturday.

Hynes Mace in Forster St

Has been open throughout the closedown, but for limited hours.

Farragher's NearBuy in Sea Rd

Gala in Prospect Hill

Has been open throughout the closedown, but for limited hours.

Londis / Abbrakebabra in Newcastle Rd

McGuire's Daybreak in Raven's Tce

Have been open throughout.
From 21 March, losing at 8pm each day.
Opening hours extended to 7am - 9pm from 23 May.

No 26 Your Local Corner Shop in Dominick St

Number 10 in Quay Street 

Open through the crisis, this newsagent is open 8am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday.

O'Briens in William Street

Re-opened in the week starting 8 June 2008

Paper Chase in the Dunnes Stores complex, Terryland

Stayed open throughout

Spar in Mainguard St

Have been open throughout.  
Temporary opening hours 7am - 9pm Monday - Friday, 7am - 10pm Saturday and 8am - 8pm Sundays

Woodquay Stores in Woodquay

Re-opened in early April.

XL Convenience Store in Dominick Street

Reopened on 1 June 2020.

Petrol station convenience stores

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, Spar in the Maldron Headford Rd

Discount home-ware / hardware / gift shops

(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

Have been open throughout, with reduced opening hours.

Mr Price in Terryland retail park

Has been open throughout.

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