Western Union in Galway: locations and contacts

Bojana Babić

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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What are the Western Union branch locations in Galway?

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

Branch name Address
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

How to contact Western Union in Galway?

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
Galway GPO 91-563768
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

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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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Sources used:
1.Western Union Find locations
2.Western Union Contact page
3.Western Union Send money online
*All sources last checked on January 20, 2021

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