Shopping in Dublin

Stay in the heart of Dublin

Dublin is a dream to shopping lovers as it is packed with amazing shops, shopping centres and markets. As Dublin is the capital of Ireland you won’t be disappointed with the variety of shops. The usual high street outlets can all be found in the city centre as well as higher end shops and trendy boutiques and outlets. What makes shopping in Dublin a real treat are the talented buskers you’ll see along the way. They are always on Grafton Street and add great atmosphere and vibes to the city. We have compiled a list to make it easy for you to find the best shopping areas and markets in Dublin.  You can checkout our Dublin Shopping Package too.

Shopping Streets

Grafton Street is Ireland’s famous shopping and culture street. It boasts stores such as Brown Thomas, Ted Baker, Weir & Sons, Butlers Chocolates, and the Disney Store. It’s also pedestrianised so you can take full advantage of its stores on your way up to St. Stephens Green Shopping Centre and Park.

Henry Street is a short 10-minute stroll from Grafton Street and another  pedestrianised street full of high street stores and home to the Ilac Centre and Jervis Shopping Centre. Walk around the corner and you’re on Moore Street, a Dublin Landmark for fruit and veg stalls where you can stock up on fresh produce every Monday to Saturday.

St Stephens Green 

Stephens Green Shopping Centre is known for its iconic architecture as much as it’s known for its stores. The centre has over 100 stores, offering everything from clothes and homeware to the latest gadgets. The top floor is also home to unique boutiques and galleries.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, the centre has over 20 cafes, bars, and restaurants to choose from, perfect for relaxing in after a day of shopping.

Ilac Centre

Located on Henry Street, the Ilac Centre is one of Dublins most popular shopping destinations. Housing stores like Zara, Quiz, Debenhams, T.K Maxx and River Island, you’re sure to find something for every member of the family.

Jervis Street Shopping Centre

Just across from the Ilac Centre, the Jervis Centre is home to many popular high street stores such as New Look, Stradivarius, American Eagle, M&S and JD Sports. The centre also has a food hall and multiple different food stalls throughout the centre like O’Briens, Eddie Rockets, Off Beat Donuts and much more.

Dundrum Shopping Centre

One of Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centres, Dundrum Town Centre is home to over 160 stores, bars, restaurants, and a 12-screen cinema. Everything you could possibly want is all under one roof and the centre is the ideal place to spend the day shopping. Located in the South of Dublin, the centre is easily reached from the City Centre.

Powerscourt Shopping Centre

Found in the heart if South William Street, Powerscourt Shopping Centre is and 18th Century Georgian building housing and abundance of unique stores, jewellers, boutiques, and restaurants. The building was originally home to Viscount Powerscourt and his wife Lady Amelia who would use the house for lavish parties during Parliament season and can now be enjoyed and admired by visitors as they stroll around its stores. 

Food and craft markets

Temple Bar Market is held every Saturday in Temple Bar. A wide range of hot and cold food is available for all the foodies out there. There is also a night market which runs only in the summer months which showcases art and crafts on the streets every Wednesday from 15.00 to 20.00.

The Docklands Market takes place every Wednesday from 12pm to 2.30pm at the IFSC. This market is only a 12 minute walk from our hotel making it very easy to take a stroll down for a look. Offering a variety of food and arts and crafts stalls, there is something to be found for everyone.

Ranelagh Village Food & Craft Market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm in Ranelagh village.

Blackrock Market is one of Dublin’s best run markets and it boasts a unique mixture of new, second hand and antique goods.

Howth is a fishing village on the north coast of Dublin and the market is conveniently located opposite the Dart station.  The market is a permanent fixture standing along the seafront of Howth. Howth Market is a fantastic day out and offers a unique experience with a vast array of organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewellery, clothing, antiques and much more. The market itself takes place each weekend and also on Bank holidays while their front five units serve the public 7 days a week.

People’s Park Market in Dun Laoghaire showcases a wide range of hot food, baked goods, arts and crafts and seasonal goods. The park is worth a visit in itself as it has been open to the public since 1890. There is a great atmosphere at this market. It’s open on Sundays from 11am to 4pm.

Grand Canal Hotel is ideal for your shopping trip to Dublin as we are a 15-minute walk to the city centre and directly across the road from the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station, which will bring you into the City Centre in less than 5 minutes. Bus stops are also located near the hotel. If you want to explore more of the suburban areas of Dublin, the LUAS is a convenient and easy way to move around and can be boarded from Abbey Street.

For information on the Luas click here, for bus timetables, click here and for train timetables, click here.  If you need any help with planning your shopping trip, do not hesitate to ask. Our Front Office Manager Nathalia and her team would be delighted to give you recommendations. 

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