On 11 April 2017, Sheeran shot the music video for "Galway Girl" in Galway, Ireland and filmed it himself on a Sony A6500 on body-mounted Ikan gimbals rigged to a Steadicam vest. The video was directed by Jason Koenig who also directed the "Shape of You" music video and director of photography Johnny Valencia. Galway Girl features Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan. It was uploaded to Sheeran's official YouTube channel on 3 May 2017.
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Amy Mulvaney from the Irish Independent gave the song a positive review, calling it "Definitive proof of just how much Ed likes Ireland". See more