Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10.00 - 18.00
Grooming +353 61 330825
Academy +353 61 596742
New Galway Salon Open

We are delighted to have opened our latest salon at Railway Vets, Station Road, Loughrea.

We have the finest award-winning salons in Galway & Limerick with stylists who are highly trained and fully accredited.

Imagine a salon where our staff are simply mad about dogs, constantly trained, and where we only use the finest premium products in a salon that oozes quality, technology, standards, hygiene, care, style and elegance.

Imagine superior salons easy to get to and easy to park. Our only focus is dog grooming in our salon, so we are dedicated and quality driven.

Well Barker is because we are all about your loyal friend and Bowes, is our little signature not just to say Thank You but to add a little style to a perfect visit (along with a little goodbye surprise treat too).

If high standards, professional academy-trained stylists, safety, a beautiful salon and perfect, passionate professional grooming matter to you, then come on in and see why we love your dog just as much as you.

Get in Touch (Galway)

Railway Veterinary Clinic
Station Road, Loughrea
H62 YV67, Galway

Telephone: 087 3451818

The Great Limerick Dogathon

A walk at the Park at 11:00 am with a balloon carnival to walk in solidarity with Ukraine! 

'Parade Ring' with Photobooth for Doggie Competitions (Best Dressed, Most Cuddly, Most like their Owner and many more).

  • Canine Unit from An Garda Siochana!
  • Food Tent for Humans and Doggies Treats!
  • Kids Face Painting, Balloon Modelling & Playground Fun
  • Live Music with Brian Murray
  • Surprise Guests for you to meet too!
  • Tickets are on sale at
  • Entry On The Day (€20 Family - 2 Adults / 2 Children, €15 Couple, €10 Single,€5 Additional Child)


Our team deserve a round of ‘Apaws’!

Barker and Bowes has won limerick retail store 2020 with Limerick Enterprise Board.

Thank you to all our customers for your support and we will be announcing details of a little party we are organising for you all to celebrate with us shortly.

Happy Fathers Day!

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner