As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is the center of Irish heritage and culture. From St. Patrick’s cathedral to Trinity College, the city is steeped in history and filled with countless sight-seeing worthy landmarks. While you're visiting this historic city, make sure to take a break from traditional sight-seeing and check out all of the shopping experiences that Dublin has to offer. Below are just a few of the best markets, shopping centers, and stores that can be found throughout the capital city of Dublin.
When it comes to shopping in Dublin, you can’t go wrong with taking a trip down Grafton Street. Running from St. Stephen’s Green to Trinity College, Grafton Street has been the center of shopping in Ireland since Victorian times. This pedestrian only shopping street is located in central Dublin and is filled with magnificent townhouses and street-level stores. With its lively bustling atmosphere and variety of shops carrying national brands as well as international brands, you’ll be able to find everything you need within walking distance.
Located on Grafton Street is the House of Ireland. Established in 1975 and brought to Grafton Street in 2018, House of Ireland is home to a wide range of Irish-designed products as well as luxury European brands. From handcrafted jewelry to unique Irish knitwear, the contemporary designs House of Ireland has to offer are inspired by traditional Irish heritage as well as modern designs and styles.
Held every Saturday in Dublin, from 10AM to 4:30PM in rain or shine, is the Temple Bar Market. This market is located at Meeting House Square in Dublin’s City Centre and houses a wide range of fresh seasonal produce, as well as a variety of hot and cold food ready to be enjoyed. As you browse through all the locally sourced food that Temple Bar Market has to offer, the traders there are able to discuss with you the best ways to prepare and enjoy the ingredients that you’re purchasing from them. If you’re in search of fresh locally sourced produce, Temple Bar Market is the place to go.
Dundrum Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in all of Ireland. Located just south of the village centre of Dundrum, this family friendly shopping centre has been open since 2005, attracting 70 million visitors in the first three years of being opened. Awarded “Shopping Centre of the Year” in 2009 for the third year running at the FBD Retail Excellence Awards, and offering over 100 different stores and stops, the variety of retail, entertainment, and dining that Dundrum has to offer is some of the best in all of Ireland.
As one of Dublin’s longest running markets, Liberty Market is packed with great bargains on items such as food, clothing, jewelry, household goods, books, and more. Liberty Market is located on Meathe Street and is just around the corner from the famous Guinness Storehouse as well as other tourist destinations, making it the perfect one stop shop for all your shopping needs after a long day of sightseeing. With their slogan being “why pay more?” Liberty Market will give you an authentic taste of the real Dublin without the tourist traps and high prices that you may find in other locations.
Located in Dublin city on bustling Nassau Street, the Kilkenny store is the go-to spot for authentic Irish souvenirs. From clothing and houseware, to art and pottery, Kilkenny is Ireland’s largest emporium for authentic Irish designed products. Take a break from browsing for Irish souvenirs and gifts and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone at the upstairs cafe located right within the store. A treasure trove of irish designs, Kilkenny offers a wide range of high quality products that will help you remember your trip to Ireland forever.
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