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:

  • Houses the Social Enterprise Hub with desks, computers and WiFi available for start -up and expanding social enterprises. They also receive ongoing mentoring support.
  • Has a focus on upcycling and reducing waste going to landfill.
  • 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.