HMV's Galway store will close at the end of this month, it has been announced.

It's been just over two years since a number of HMV stores in Ireland were reopened under new owners Hilco, with the Galway branch among several regional branches to reopen in September 2013.

As they announced yesterday, however, they will close on January 31st and urged customers with gift cards to call in before then to use them.

There is no word as yet on whether other stores nationwide are to follow suit.