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. 

Shopping Streets

The obvious choice first – Ireland’s world famous shopping and culture street - Grafton Street. This is a pedestrian street with department stores, boutiques, jewellers and the likes. Some of the retailers you will see here are Brown Thomas, Ted Baker, Weir & Sons, Butlers Chocolates.

Henry Street is just a 10 minute walk from Grafton Street, again another pedestrian street filled with high street shops.

Moore Street is a landmark for fruit and veg stalls.  It's open Monday to Saturday. 

St Stephens Green 

With the unpredictable weather that we get it’s lovely to have the option to shop indoors.
St Stephens Green is a unique centre as it has the look of a garden glass house. It has plenty of shops to choose from such as BEST men’s wear, Argos, Dunnes Stores, Elverys, Swamp, The Donegal Shop, Trespass and many more. There are at least 15 food outlets in the centre if you just want to chill out for a while and take in the buzzing atmosphere. Then head over the the 'Green' which is a large park accross the road. 

 

Ilac Centre


The Ilac Centre is located on Henry Street. The Ilac centre is a very popular shopping centre in Dublin. It is locatedjust off O'Connell Street with entrances from Parnell Street, Henry Street and More Street. It has T.K Maxx, Debenhams, River Island, Jack &Jones, H&M, The Perfume Shop and many more. You can find out more here.
This centre has many little stalls where you will find interesting bits and bobs.

Jervis Street Shopping Centre

Jevis Shopping Centre is located in the city centre just off Jervis Street and Abbey Street Upper. The LUAS passes it’s door so it is very easy to get to. Some popular shops inside include Forever 21, Newlook, Next and M&S. It’s a nice shopping centre to have a wander around. 

Dundrum Shopping Centre


The largest shopping centre in Ireland, it is impressive to say the least. It’s packed with leading retailers and food outlets. It is a tourist attraction in itself due to its size and range of shops. Fashion, home, sports and leisure, footwear, jewellery, health and beauty retailers can all be found here meaning you are almost guaranteed to find some lovely bits. This shopping centre is also known for its food including ‘The Five Guys’. 

Powerscourt Shopping Centre

Powerscourt Shopping Centre is located very close to Grafton Street in the heart of the city. It is a very old building so you will get to enjoy the 18th century architecture as you stroll around the shops. It has over 40 boutiques, restaurants and antique galleries.

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 you foodies out there. There is also a night market which runs only in the summer months, it showcases art and crafts on the streets in Temple Bar every Wednesday from 15.00 to 20.00.

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 so you can easily stroll down for a look. It offers a variety of food stalls as well as arts and crafts.

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.

Stay in the perfect location

Staying somewhere central and accessible is paramount on a shopping trip. We are only a 3 minute Dart ride to the city centre where there are numerus shopping streets and centres. You can also hop on the Luas at Abbey Street, or take one of several buses available nearby. See bus timetables here. See DART timetables here.  The LUAS is a very fast way of getting around the city and travelling to suburban areas, check out Luas information here

 

Stay in the perfect location

Grand Canal Hotel is ideal for your shopping trip to Dublin as we are close to the city centre and directly across the road from the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station. Ask a member of staff for more shopping inspo and then shop ‘til you drop! You can relax in the evening with a lovely meal in The Gasworks or Canal Express and chill on our outdoor terrace with a glass of vino.

When you book here on our official website you save €10 and get free parking, also get access to exclusive offers and upgrades. 

Our hotel is in the perfect location, just a 15 minute walk from Grafton street. We are near many bus routes as well as being directly across from the Grand Canal Dock Dart Station.

Our bedrooms are stylish and comfortable and with 24 hour room service, coffee machines, mineral water and fabulous Orla Kiely toiletries.

Plan your Shopping Spree now!