The site of the PrintWorks has a long history which parallels the history of Galway city itself. The earliest map of 1651 shows a grand house here reaching back to the historic city wall, with an extensive garden. While ornamental in design the garden also supplied the residents a bounty of produce.
As the years rolled on the grand house gradually gave way to more modest dwellings and utilitarian buildings and in 1909 the newly-founded Connacht Tribune newspaper acquired a part of these premises for its printing works.
For almost 100 years the PrintWorks echoed to the sound of a rapidly changing social landscape as a voice through newspapers, books, brochures, racing programmes and tons of advertising material. Since 2014 the PrintWorks has been the site for the Galway International Arts Festival’s main gallery and has hosted exhibitions by world-famous artists as well as a number of exhibitions and events put on by Galway’s cultural community. In essence the site continues to push the boundaries of our society and in its new avatar redefines our sustenance and food culture.
We are located on Market Street which runs parallel to Shop Street, Galway's main high street. The site is well acclaimed to have hosted several cultural and art events including the prestigious Galway Art Festival and is within walking distance of all main transport links including the Train and Coach Stations which service the country, regional towns and cities as well as tourist destinations such as Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher. It is within walking distance of existing visitor attractions, local businesses, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping districts, sports grounds, offices and educational institutions.
Print Works @ Connacht Tribune, 15 Market Street, H91 TCX3, Galway
Complimentary first come first serve bicycle parking rack
Paid parking availabe at the Market Street Car Park
Our genesis is embedded in a profound yet basic respect for food cultures, meals and great raw materials.
After all we are what we eat!
Together we want to inspire you to eat genuinely exceptional produce that is fresh, accessible and easily approachable. This unity is based on a passion for really good food, that is driven through excellence at every level, and is for the benefit of everyone - from producer to consumer.
Ultimately, our food must be a true refelction of Ireland’s growing status as a food destination, with local produce sitting alongside regional specialties from around the world in a riot of tastes, colours, smells and human engagement.
A modern approach to a contemporary coastal theme shall showcase Galway in a simple yet appealing space that draws on the intricate almost conservatory style ceilings of the PrintWorks.
A green hydroponics wall shall compliment the design as well as sustain the microgreens and herb needs of the community.
A sandpit for creativity and innovation in designing a new way of life that's focused on sustainable ventures driving craftsmanship, culture and community.
CO-CREATION, CO-DESIGN, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY...
...in and around food for people who are passionate about the realignment of our relationship with sustenance and our soul and where our food future can grow together. Intended to be an ever-evolving institution; a participant in the wider debates around what we eat and where it comes from; a place where food is talked about almost as enthusiastically as it is consumed.
The aim of the project is provide a platform for entrepreneurs to produce, exhibit and sell their wares to the consumer, while transcending capital intensive structures of food establishments and the simplifying their customer acquisition (route to market). A common fixed cost base and access to a steady footfall akin to a diverse street market reduces the risks involved for our traders and their collective offerings shall attract both locals and tourists.
This 8500 sqft launchpad for creative food entrepreneurs will consist of over 30 small and medium sized businesses, workshops and events that will be a melting pot of experiences that shall be seen, tasted, heard and felt across the globe.
The Galway Food Market is a commitment to the city's vibrant affliction with art and culture. A destination for city residents and visitors from near and far. Whether it’s brunch, pre-theatre dining or a midafternoon smoothie run, GWFM is a food lover’s paradise; simple abundant and diverse that caters to all tastebuds.
The market is a playground for a cornucopia of individual story tellers: small-scale farmers, fish mongers, bakers, butchers, small-scale artisan producers, members of the local community and food lovers who seek to build a vibrant community where everyone shares the same passion for food and a new way of life.
With this comes a joy of sharing our knowledge. So just ask and let amazing things happen over a menu, a recipe, cooking, your shopping basket or just by exploring.
We are committed to playing our part in protecting and nourishing the world.
All our vendors and collective practices using natural, renewable and either upcycled or recycled products as a first option.