Ireland offers a wide range of shopping opportunities for all guests. You can buy a lot of things of traditional European brands and something special. Ireland is famous of good woolen clothes that are made with hands: sweaters, poncho. That is why all tourists must visit local markets and shops to buy exclusive clothes. You can find something made of wool. There is a Blarney woolen factory, where you can buy unique woolen clothes for available price.
There is another Irish souvenir that you must pay attention to. Of course, it is all about Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey is popular all over the world because of its taste. The most popular brands are Tullamore Dew, Jameson, Bushmills. The other special goods are glassy and crystal souvenirs, ceramics. Ireland is famous of its glassy plates and glasses all over the world. It is elegant and stylish. You may hire a car in Dublin and go to visit Kilkenny Designer shop to buy something traditional that Irish families used to buy.
18-27 Lower O’Connell Street
This old shopping mall is located in the best-visiting street O’Connel. It was built here since the 19th century. There is a big clock at the entrance. This is the most popular place to appoint meeting in the city for locals and tourists. You can buy high class design clothes here. You can also buy clothes for adequate price. You are offered to try the unique combination of local brands and world-popular corporations. The shop also offers to choose glamorous clothes for party and manicure salon in addition. It is very important to be well-dressed and good-looking.
Dundrum Shopping Centre
The shopping mall Dundrum became the best country-side shopping mall in the region. It is situated 9 kilometers from the city center. Shopping here is represented with the wide range of shops and restaurants. You have to spend more than a couple of hours here. You can find elite brands, sport shops, kids’ clothes. The shop building is big and light. There is a Mill Theatre, mini-golf field near here. You can also visit cinema and restaurants. So, you should come to this place not only for shopping but also for attractions.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
59 South William Street
This elite shopping center is situated in the sumptuous villa that was the property of Powerscourt family many years ago. The Townhouse offers a wide range of high class clothes, shoes, antique goods, jewelry and many other things. There is also a cute cafe, where you can spend some time after shopping to eat or drink. What is more, there is also a beauty salon to cut or color your hair.
Grafton Street is the epicenter of shopping in Dublin. Everyone can find something here, including high class boutiques and cheap clothes. It is always loud and funny at the street. The street is full of tourists and street musicians, artists and actors. They play, cook, play music and draw pictures. There are many tourists that are going here and there to buy something special. St. Stephen’s Green is the main shopping street with democrat prices. You can see the statue for Molly Malone at the end of the street. There is a big shopping mall here – Dunnes Stores. The roof of the cafe welcomes you with the viewing point that is must visit.
Great George’s Street
Great George’s offers the unique combination of fashionable boutiques and antique shops, cheap clothes departments, food shops, music shops and other worthy places. You can find a lot of interesting things here that you cannot find somewhere else. Of course, the biggest interest is in visiting George’s Street Arcade that was built in the year 1881. The atmosphere is unique here! For example, you can find the small antique shop to buy photos that are like no other.
Moore Street Market
Moore Street is important street of Dublin that is famous because of its outdoor market. This is the oldest market in the city. It works from Monday till Saturday. There are dozens and dozens of little shops with fresh fruits and vegetables for competitive prices. If you want to feel the real city life to the full, you should visit this place. It is always full of tourists that come to see real Dublin. You can see the shops of Asian and African goods. Never forget about negotiations. This is a good tradition to trade in the market.
Ranelagh Village Market
24 Main St.
The market works from Thursday till Sunday to welcome gusts with food and craft goods for sale. The market is located opposite the Ranelagh Luas Station. Oh, you should also go to find something interesting in the secondhand bookshop – amazing place!
Temple Bar Markets
The touristic center Temple Bar is also a shelter for three different markets on weekend. Everyone can find something interesting here. There is a food market on the Meeting House – this platform is popular with the wide range of food positions: cheese, seafood, bakery. You can also find Irish handcrafters and book shops here. The book market is organized on Saturdays and Sundays in the square. This is a place to find something exclusive that you cannot find somewhere else.
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE SHOPS
32 Richmond St.
If you go from the Rathmines to the city center, you should go to see one special place. This antique shop is very old. You can buy something for souvenir. This is a unique place for people who like different antique things, vintage clothes, households, furniture. This is also a place where you can buy something for your collection. If you are not going to buy antique goods, it must be interesting just to go and see them in the shop. The atmosphere is unique. Looking for special souvenir from Dublin, never miss this cute shop. The antique souvenirs are always up-to-date. What is more, you cannot find something more Irish in the market territory.