Ireland’s only private indoor bus station, Galway Coach Station is located just off Eyre Square and is a public facility that was purpose built as part of Galway’s development plan for both tourism and traffic management. It operates 24/7 with 13 operational bus bays and comprise 3,588 sqm. It has a café, left luggage facilities, toilets, a ticket vending machine, taxi services and an adjoining car park.
Own and Operate
Planning permission already exists on the site of the former Tribune printworks for a 10,500 square foot indoor artisan food market with around 30 food stalls, as well as beer and wine vendors, similar to the Milk Market in Limerick and the English Market in Cork. We intend to proceed with this in tandem with the PorterShed plan, which sits directly alongside it. Acting as a small business incubator, the market will provide a low-risk platform for young businesses to grow and test new concepts in a receptive environment. Prohibitive costs associated with traditional retail and restaurant space are minimised by harnessing the efficiency of scale and shared services, and by providing vendors with a predictable fixed cost base.