Irish Makers is a new series spotlighting some of the most talented makers, creators and independent businesses that the country has to offer.

With level 5 restrictions upon us, it is now more important than ever to support local businesses and help them to get through this difficult period.

In the spotlight today is Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Galway, a cultural institution in its own right, that has supported Irish talent for many years and kept people on top of the latest literature trends, classics and everything in between...

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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop is a Galway city landmark at this point, adored by many who visit the city and those who live there. It's easy to lose track of time while perusing the cases and cases of books they have on sale. 

Like most non-essential businesses, Charlie Byrne's Bookshop is closed during this time, but you can still support them by buying books on their website or through postal order - visit their website here, and support your local independent bookshops!