Visiting a new country as a tourist, travelling the world or even moving to a new country, there’s always going to be lots of interesting things to explore and visit. From beautiful countryside and beachside walks to amazing museums and galleries. There’s also the shops. Whether you’re looking for special things to take home or send home as gifts or gear yourself up for the Irish winter with a wardrobe appropriate to the climate, there are lots of options out there for shopping in Ireland, both in Dublin and outside of Dublin. Maybe you want to visit some farmers markets and just pick up some local cheeses for lunch in that beautiful little cottage you’ve rented by the sea, Ireland caters for that too. Here we take a look at some spots specific to Dublin.
Dublin is Ireland’s best shopping spot in the country offering a wide variety of large shopping centres, well established department stores, city centre shopping areas with major chain stores and local brands as well vintage stores, craft stores and more. Dublin’s Two Main Shopping Areas are Grafton Street and the surrounding areas, in Dublin 2, and O’Connell Street Area and the surrounding areas. In both areas you’ll also find plenty of cafes, restaurants and services such as banks, post offices, cinemas etc.
Here are some of the top spots for shopping in Dublin.
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin City Centre
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street and named after St. Stephen’s Green, a nearby park. It has over 100 outlets.
Brown Thomas, Dublin City Centre
Ireland’s most upmarket department store chain. Designer clothes and products.
Kildare Village Luxury Shopping Outlet Ireland, Kildare
Ireland’s luxury outlet shopping destination. Kildare Village, one of the Collection of nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, is home to more than 60 boutiques of Irish and international luxury fashion and lifestyle brands, offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round. Individual luxury boutiques, alongside restaurants and cafés offering fine cuisine and coffees all day long, cluster around open-air promenades, providing the perfect setting for the day-out shopping experience. A suite of services, including complimentary dog kennels and a shopping collection service are available.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15
80 Shops, 4 Department Stores, 3 Retail Parks, Cinema, 7000 free parking spaces and 20 restaurants. Retailers include Debenhams, BT2, Dunnes Stores, Superdry, French Connection, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Oasis, Pamela Scott, Penneys, River Island, Schuh, TK Maxx, Topshop, Vero Moda, Wallis, Zara, Waltons, EZ Living, Harvey Norman, Currys and PC World.
For more Shopping in Dublin links and advice click here. You’ll also find information on shopping in other parts of Ireland, places to eat out, farmer’s markets, budget eating and some interesting local spots. For translation services or interpreting for your trip, visit Instantranslation.ie