Dressing Dreams since 2009


Thistles is one of the wests best loved bridal stores and is located in the heart of Woodquay, one of the earliest inhabited areas of Galway city. Originally established in Tuam in 2009, this renowned boutique prides itself on personal customer service and offers a unique, memorable experience when choosing your perfect gown.


Thistles are exclusive stockists of brands such as San Patrick, La Sposa, White One, Ellis, Eternity and Art Couture so you are sure to find the dress of your dreams whilst visiting the luxurious bridal salon.


Owen is one of Irelands leading bridal stylists and is known for his impeccable style and taste. He brings a distinctive understated elegance, yet chosing the most luxurious fabrics and embellishments from the worlds leading dress houses to bring your dreams to a new world during the thistles experience


Owen and his team know that choosing the perfect dress can be one of the most bewildering decisions you will have to make, so thistles professional and friendly staff will guide you through the thistles experience during your visit and feel that honesty is one of the most important qualities needed when choosing the perfect gown, so in a nutshell – if they know its not right, so will you!!


Viewing is strictly by appointment and you will have full use of the bridal salon for the duration of your visit.

Thistles at Wood Quay, Galway City is a ‘must-see’ destination for the modern bride.

For an appointment, please call {091} 539675 or email: hello@thistles.ie