28 Aug Shopping in Dublin
Dublin is an attractive city for shopping: there are several shopping areas scattered throughout the city able to please all tastes and pockets, from the most classic to the most avant-garde styles.
To get to know this whole side of Dublin, a good place to start is certainly strolling down Grafton Street one of the main and busiest shopping streets in the city. Here you will find a series of stores that sell national and international products, from lesser known brands to the most famous ones.
Located between St. Stephen’s Green Park and Trinity College, this pedestrian-only street (along with its side streets as well) is an excellent place to do some shopping or even just to walk and take a peek into shop windows. Grafton Street acts as an open-air mall and is one of Dublin’s busiest spots.
It is there we can find Brown Thomas, the department store of brands like Chanel, Givenchy, Hermés, Láncome, MAC, and Versace and also the Powerscourt Centre, a charming shopping mall housed in an 18th-century building.
Another of Dublin’s most prominent shopping malls is the St. Stephen Green Shopping Centre, located at the end of Grafton Street, which features a curious transparent structure. Its glass and iron structure were made to match the architecture of the Gregorian and Victorian buildings that surround it.
Inside there are more than 100 stores where you can find the most varied products. Featured stores include Dunnes Stores, TK Maxx, Boots, Argos, Tribe, and Asha, for example. Besides, it has a large food court which has a huge variety of cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Also, along Grafton Street you will find stores like HMV, Accessorize, Aldo, Mark & Spencer, BT2, Boots, Tommy Hilfiger, River Island, a gorgeous Disney Store and many other stores of clothing, shoes and jewellery, like the Appleby Jewellers store one of the best in Dublin.
In addition to the shops, the sidewalk houses a variety of performances by street artists, who present their numbers of magic, dance, juggling, and music. All this gives a more exciting feel and colour to Grafton Street.
And if you get hungry, the street also has many restaurants and cafes, such as Bewley’s Café, one of Dublin’s oldest and most famous cafes.
To the north of the river, we find O’Connell and Henry Street, two streets full of amazing shops and shopping malls such as the Jervis shopping centre, one of the biggest in Dublin.
For those looking for something special and do not settle for the impersonality of the malls, the best area to shop is Temple Bar, where you can find very peculiar shops, as well as a large number of trades dedicated to arts and crafts.
One of Dublin’s favourite places to shop for everyday items is Penneys, a mall that offers very competitive prices.
If you enjoy the atmosphere of fairgrounds and open-air markets, the tip is the Ha’Penny Flea Market on Saturdays from noon to 6 pm. With a relaxing atmosphere, it’s a place where you will find a little of everything, from vintage to craft items.
And for those who prefer traditional markets, the Moore Street Market located on Henry Street is the place to go. There you can find flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It is open from every day except on Sundays, from approximately 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
One of the best-known fairs is the Temple Bar Food Market, located in Meeting House Square, specializing in the sale of organic products. It can be visited on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As one of the oldest cities in all of Europe, Dublin is full of history, culture, and history. Despite this, it is not a place with old or outdated features, on the contrary, it is considered a young, vibrant and intense city, with many pubs, restaurants, intense nightlife and daytime activities.