Shopping in Dublin
Planning on a shopping trip to Dublin? Then look no further than Clontarf Castle Hotel located just minutes from Dublin city centre and the perfect base for the avid shopper. Shopping in Dublin city focuses on the two main pedestrianised shopping streets of Grafton Street / Stephen's Green on the south side and Henry Street on the north side and their surrounding streets. Both streets are just either side of the River Liffey and only a few minutes’ walk apart but both areas have a distinctly different buzz and identity. However if you prefer all your shops under one roof then you should visit one of the many shopping centres in Dublin like the Blanchardstown Centre or Dundrum Town Centre.
Grafton Street is one of Dublin's most prominent shopping districts with flagship stores such as Brown Thomas department store, catering for a multitude of designer produce. Dublin's largest and most exclusive jewelers Weirs is also on Grafton Street. It is the perfect place for window-shopping, enjoying a coffee in well known Bewleys and listening to street-performers. Or if you are a die-hard shopper, this pedestrianised street won't let you down, providing some of the best shops in Dublin!
St. Stephen's Green
The very popular St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre can be found at the top of Grafton Street. An ideal location for gift shopping, grabbing a bite to eat, spending a Sunday afternoon browsing, and shoppers can find almost anything at the Green.
Just a few minutes off Grafton Street, shoppers will find Powerscourt Shopping Centre. Within this beautifully refurbished Georgian town dwelling you will find quality goods and excellent restaurants. With its historical past the centre’s architecture serves as a magnificent setting for browsers and shoppers alike. Explore the specialist shops fashion, antiques, crafts, art galleries, jewelery, flowers, health and beauty salons all under one roof.
The very popular Henry Street has two major shopping centre's Jervis Street and The Ilac Centre and two prominent department stores the extensive Arnotts and Debenhams along with many high street stores. The famous outdoor food market of Moore Street located just off Henry Street is always bursting with bargains.
Arnotts is Ireland's largest department store offering an unparallel choice of Irish and international brands in gift wear crystal glassware, fashion, furniture, sportswear, children's wear, fragrance and beauty products. The store has a dedicated Irish Shop and a selection of four comfortable cafes and restaurants. Arnotts Gift Vouchers are the ultimate gift choice and the store offers tax free facilities for visitors from outside the EU.
For generations Clery's Department Store has represented the excitement of shopping in the heart of Ireland's capital. Steeped in tradition it is considered one of the world’s oldest department stores and is a veritable one stop shop for Ireland’s crafts. Additional services available is Tax Free shopping for non EU visitor’s overseas postal service, money transfer service Bureau de Change.
Dundrum Town Centre
Dundrum Town Centre is located in Dundrum on the south side of Dublin city. It is Ireland's largest shopping centre with over 170 stores from exclusive flagships such as House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols to favourites Marks & Spencer and Penneys. Dundrum Town center has something for everyone.
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
Visit one of Dublin's largest shopping destinations. In fact more than 70 of the biggest names in shopping can be found here. The range of services is second to none, family car parking, a crèche, parent and baby rooms, free kids tikes, baby and bottle food warming.
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
The Blanchardstown Centre is the most modern regional scale shopping and leisure centre ever to be developed in Ireland. The Centre is located on a 100-acre site off the N3 dual carriageway close to the intersection with the M50. The Centre opened in October '96 and is now regarded as Ireland's leading shopping and leisure destination. It comprises over 150 retail units, 2 major department stores, a 9-screen multiplex cinema, restaurants, a bar and a 24-hour family entertainment centre.
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