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Galway Market picture in Galway
Galway Market picture in Galway
Galway Market picture in Galway
Galway Market picture in Galway

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The popular Galway Market, which has operated for centuries, is not only the place to pick up all sorts of fruits, vegetables and flowers, but also crafts, jewelry, clothing and other sundry items. There are hundreds of stalls selling everything from freshly shucked oysters to paintings. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it's fun to browse through the bustling market, according to recent travelers.

Several visitors who happened to be in town on a weekend called themselves "lucky" and said the market was "wonderful." However, some were underwhelmed with the selection of vendors, which can vary by day.

The market is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays and operates on Church Lane by St. Nicholas' Church. In July and August, it is also open on Fridays, as well as every day during the annual Galway International Arts Festival. Its traditional Christmas Market runs daily from Dec. 14 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no entrance fee to access the market. For more information, visit the market's website.

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