Traditional Irish shops in Gallway. Ireland has benefited from European Union funding and now has a much higher standard of living than when I first went there about 12 years ago. The average wage in Ireland is now much higher than in the UK. However this has come at a price but they seem to be getting back on track, although it doesn't seem to bother the ordinary person
Once a village necessity but now just a looked after feature. Perhaps a reminder of what it was like!