Information Traffic Management Christmas Market 2019

The Galway Christmas Market will run this year from Friday November 15th to Sunday December 22nd 2019. The Market opening hours are:

Mon to Wed 12 noon to 8pm (bars to 10pm) 

Thursday to Saturday 10am to 10pm 

Sunday 10am to 8pm (Bars till 10pm)

The set-up of the market will begin on Friday November 8th , the market will close on Sunday December 22nd and will be fully decommissioned by Tuesday December 24th.

Please note that, as part of the Christmas Market Galway licence application this year, Galway City Council made an order to temporarily close the following road in order to facilitate the event.

Road Closure:  Road name: Eyre Square North

Period of closure:  Monday 11th November 2019 to Tuesday 24th December 2019 inclusive.

Traffic diversions in place during the Christmas Market:  (See map for full details on the closure and alternative routes)

  • All non-taxi traffic excluded from Eyre Square North to be diverted at the junction of Eyre Street and Bothar Irwin via Bothar Irwin, Bothar na mBan and Prospect Hill.

Alternative Routes:  Alternative routes for traffic will be via signposted diversion routes.

Pedestrian access will be maintained through signposted routes at all times.

Re-location of disabled parking bays:  The disabled parking bays which are currently located on Eyre Square North, (outside the Bank of Ireland) shall be relocated Opposite Hibernia House and will be clearly sign posted.

Re-location of the Taxi Rank:  The Taxi rank which is currently located on Eyre Square North will be re-located to 3 locations:

  1. The loading bays on Eyre Square North (a) running north between Hibernian Hse and The Charcoal Grill from 11:00 to 06:00 daily and (b) on the opposite of the road behind the Liam Mellows statue running north, and to Eyre Square East from 11:00 to 06:00 daily. Outside these hours these continue to serve as loading bays. 
  2. The loading bay and bus lane on Forster Street, Monday to Saturday 16:00 to 06:00
  3. The loading bay on Eyre Sq East from 11:00 to 06:00 daily.  Outside these hours these it will continue to serve as a loading bay.

We appreciate your cooperation and support. If you have any questions relating to the road closure please do not hesitate to contact Christmas Market Galway offices on 091 394 396