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Western Union is a money transfer service which works through a broad network of agents throughout the world. In Ireland you can send money in person from a range of locations including independent stores and branches of An Post.
This guide covers all you need to know about using Western Union in Galway including the costs, locations and contact information.
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There are over 60 different places in Galway where you can visit a Western Union agent. Many of these are in Post Offices - including the selection listed out below. You can also search by location to find a convenient branch for you, using the branch locator tool, over on the Western Union website.¹
|Galway GPO||Eglinton StreetGalway, Co Galway|
|FR Griffin Road Post Office||Super Value S C, Fr Griffin RoadGalway, Co Galway|
|Bohermore Post Office||BohermoreBohermore, Co Galway|
|Newcastle Post Office||18 Newcastle LowerNewcastle, Co Galway|
|Seamus Quirke Road Post Office||Unit 6 Westside Business CentreSeamus Quirke Road, Co Galway, H91 F780|
|Salthill TSO Post Office||Salthill T S O Post Office, 137 Upper SalthillGalway, Co Galway, H91 RKE0|
|Renmore Post Office||Renmore RoadGalway, Co Galway|
|An Post||Freeport Barna, Barna GalwayBarna, Co Galway, H91 K6V3|
|An Post||Plunkett AvenueMervue, Co Galway, H91XE33|
|An Post||Unit 9 Oran Town Centre Station Road, OranmoreStation Road Oranmore, Co Galway, H91 KA07|
If you need help with your Western Union transfer you can either contact the central service team or try one of the specific branches in Galway instead. Here’s all you need:
- Western Union central customer service line: 1 800 812 333
- Get in touch online with Western Union using the form on the website²
- Or contact a specific branch using the phone numbers below
|Branch name||Contact number|
|FR Griffin Road Post Office||91-584020|
|Bohermore Post Office||91-562664|
|Newcastle Post Office||91-521893|
|Seamus Quirke Road Post Office||91-524712|
|Salthill TSO Post Office||91-521927|
|Renmore Post Office||91-755527|
|An Post (Barna)||01-7057000|
|An Post (Mervue)||01-7057000|
|An Post (Oranmore)||091-794101|
Working out the true costs of sending money abroad can be tricky. You need to look at the upfront transfer fees and the exchange rate being applied - as both impact the overall cost. Western Union often has a relatively low transfer fee - but adds a markup onto the exchange rate used. That’s an extra fee for you, and a little bit of extra profit for them. The Western Union website is perfectly clear about this:
“Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.”³
However, it can still make it tricky to see exactly how much your payment is costing, and tends to push up the overall price.
You can avoid this problem by choosing an international payment provider which uses the mid-market rate with no markup, and charges a fair, transparent transfer fee. If you’re planning on sending money to someone’s bank account, check out Wise for international transfers, which can be arranged entirely online for convenience. Cut the costs of your international payment, and have more left for yourself!
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