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15th Oct 2021

It’s back! The magical Galway Christmas Market given the go-ahead for 2021

Kat O'Connor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… in Galway.

The holidays may be another couple of weeks away but we can’t help but feel excited about it.

This Christmas is likely going to be that little bit special as restrictions continue to ease.

More of our favourite Christmas traditions will be making a welcome return this year, including one of the best Christmas markets.

Galway’s Christmas Market is set to return next month.

The festive event has been given the go-ahead for this winter after it was cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020.

The Eyre Square market has been running since 2010.

Galway City Council’s planning department confirmed the news this week.

They’re hoping to launch the market a little earlier than usual to make up for its cancellation last year.

The market will run from November 12th to December 22nd this year.

Galway Christmas Market organiser, Maria Moynihan Lee told the Connacht Tribune that the council is delighted about the market’s return.

“This is really wonderful news for the city and especially so in terms of the retail and hospitality sectors. For every €1 spent at the market, another €3 will be spent on the high street – this will be a real boost for Galway,” she revealed.

There’s no doubt the return of the Eyre Square market will bring an extra dose of Christmas joy to the West of Ireland this winter.

The market has a funfair, gift, and craft stalls, and plenty of festive food and drinks to keep you warm and toasty as you potter about.

The Ferris Wheel is a must and the perfect way to take in the beautiful views of Galway.

We certainly cannot wait to visit this year.