County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

    Center | Books/Stationery

    Take extra time to leaf through this treasure trove of literature. Heaving with 10,000 publications, the flagship store has new, discounted...Read More

  • 2. Judy Greene Pottery

    Center | Crafts

    Ceramics by Judy Greene—a local potter specializing in hand-thrown ceramics depicting landscapes and Irish flora–-as well as handmade jewelry...Read More

  • 3. Sheridan's Cheesemongers

    Center | Food/Candy

    Together, Seamus and Kevin Sheridan know all of Ireland's artisanal-cheese makers personally and stock the widest possible range of delectable...Read More

  • 4. Blarney Woolen Mills


    Tweeds, caps, rainproof gear, and a sizeable selection of contemporary clothing make this a good one-stop shop for gifts or to buy gear without...Read More

  • 5. Bunratty Winery


    Less than a kilometer past the entrance to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on the Low Road is this unexpected find, which sells unique Irish liquor...Read More

  • 6. Burren Perfumery


    Shopping opportunities are not abundant in this rocky terrain, so don't miss the chance to buy Burren-inspired organic perfumery products at...Read More

  • 7. Carraig Donn


    A popular spot with locals for its own line of knitwear as well as its mix of Irish and international brands, Carraig Donn is also a sure thing...Read More

  • 8. Cloon Keen Atelier

    Center | Gifts/Souvenirs

    The candles, body-care products, and perfumes stocked here are produced in nearby Spiddal by dedicated artisans. ...Read More

  • 9. Cobwebs

    Spanish Arch | Jewelry/Accessories

    Phyllis MacNamara's cute two-story boutique is filled with an irresistible selection of antique jewelry (real and costume) and collectibles...Read More

  • 10. Custy's Traditional Music Shop

    Music Stores

    This is where Ennis's traditional musicians stock up on sheet music, specialist books, and musical instruments. ...Read More

  • 11. Ennis Bookshop


    This long-established bookstore carries a wide range of local history and Irish-interest titles along with new publications. ...Read More

  • 12. Faller's Sweater Shop

    Center | Clothing

    The choicest selection of Irish-made sweaters can be found here, and all competitively priced. ...Read More

  • 13. Galway Irish Crystal


    A factory outlet on the city's ring road, Galway Irish Crystal sells hand-cut Irish glass, Belleek pottery, and other fine porcelain. ...Read More

  • 14. Inis Meáin Knitting

    Outlet/Discount Stores

    Inis Meáin Knitting is a young company producing quality knitwear in luxury fibers (a slick twist on the standard Aran sweater) for the international...Read More

  • 15. Kieran Moloney

    Center | Music Stores

    A display case of the craft of Irish luthiers, this lovely old-world shop stocks acoustic stringed instruments and some wind instruments, including...Read More

  • 16. Kilkenny Shop

    Center | Crafts

    Synonymous with good modern design in Ireland, the Kilkenny Shop stocks the best ceramics, crystal, leatherware, clothing, and other craft items...Read More

  • 17. Lahinch Surf Shop

    Sporting Goods

    Tom and Rosemary Buckley's surf shop, the first in Ireland, dates from 1989, and is a landmark on Lahinch's Promenade. You'll find top-quality...Read More

  • 18. O'Máille's

    Center | Clothing

    O'Máille's is popular for its selection of Aran sweaters and handwoven tweeds. ...Read More

  • 19. Scéal Eile Books


    This little find on the heart of the town's market square is living proof that there is still a heartbeat thumping in the traditional, independent...Read More

  • 20. Seoidín


    Stop here for a good selection of gold and silver jewelry as well as some lovely Irish-made gifts. ...Read More

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