We define social enterprise as:  ‘… an enterprise that trades for a social/societal purpose, where at least part of its income is earned from its trading activity, is separate from government and where the surplus is primarily reinvested in the social objective’ (Forfás, 2013).

The Galway Artisan Workshop is a social enterprise that:

  • Is composed of Tús workers looking to develop skills so that they can launch a business or work with others after their time in Tús is over
  • Shares space and skills with other groups that also have a social enterprise ethos
  • Produces items for sale to the public
bohermore artisan groupHistory

In the past the Bohermore Artisans Group made items for charities and groups. The Galway Artisan Workshop is building on their fine work done in the past.


The Galway Artisan Workshop is supported in part by the Maureen O’Connell fund of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

We are a service of the Galway City Partnership so we follow its Code of Governance.