Reports have emerged that Galway is set to get a new 200-room hotel and Covent Garden-style covered marketplace on Market Street in the city.
The €60m development is being planned by Michael Maye, a telecoms entrepreneur, reports the Sunday Business Post, and is being promoted by Davy Private Finance.
The food hall is expected to cover 17,000 square feet under a double height ceiling and will be modelled on similar food markets in Europe, according to the Connaught Tribune, which states that 'discussions are under way with a hotel operator which specialises in boutique-style city hotels in Europe'.
The plans outline that the Market Hall will have capacity for 80 market stalls and would focus primarily on food, while there's also plans for roof top terrace restaurant.
The development is still subject to planning approval from Galway City Council.