New map of Galway’s charity shops launched

(Top, L-R) Sally Quinn, Enable Ireland, Carolyn Herbert, Galway Simon, Aileen O’Hara, Irish Cancer Society, Maria McGuinness, NCBI, Pauline Rabbite, Vincent’s. (Bottome L-R) Agnes Sage, Vincent’s Westside, Ann Burke, Vincent’s, Allison Currah COPE Galway. Missing: Louise Williams, Oxfam; Bernice Rafferty, Age Action.

Fans of vintage styles and upcycling your wardrobe now have a map available to them to plan their shopping day in Galway.

Local members of the Irish Charity Shop Association (ICSA), have come together to launch a new map showing the locations of their shops around the city. Allison Curragh of COPE Galway Charity Shop explained at the launch, “We came together to produce this map because we all find that once we’ve served a customer, we often get enquiries as to the location of other charity shops, especially from tourists and people who have a whole shopping day planned. This map, available in all the shops here, should make it easier for all concerned!”.

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Mark White
A native of Dublin, Mark has slowly been moving West since 1997. Schooled at Gonzaga College and CBS Dun Laoghaire, he received his undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2002. Mark spent a number of years working as a C# Developer in the industry before deciding to undertake a research masters in Information Technology at NUI Galway in 2010. His work resulted in a new algorithm to reduce energy consumption in virtualised data centres and has been since published. He fills his working day writing software, taking photographs and editing The Galway Eye.

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