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About this site

In early 2020, As the effects of Covid-19 were felt in Ireland, many businesses closed temporarily.

Some found ways to stay open within public-health guidelines, while others re-opened as the guidelines were adjusted.

This website has information about businesses in Galway that stayed open, have re-opened, or are going to re-open within the next week or so.   It includes places that are open to customers face-to-face, or are actively working on-line.    Information was collected by Galway.Staff-Wanted and other reliable sources, advertising and social media posts from consumer business (especially ones that have been likely advertise "staff-wanted" jobs on-line). The idea is to provide wide-ranging information about what is available, and to support local businesses.

This is a very fluid time for businesses: most are open for limited days or hours, many have had to make big changes to how they operate. Every effort will be made to keep this site current, but it's almost certain that some things will be out of date.

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