Opening Hours in Dublin

Dublin’s standard business hours are good for tourists, since although some stores close at 6pm, others are open until 8pm and visitors can easily combine sightseeing with some shopping.

Stores

Most shops in Dublin typically open from 9am – 6pm Mondays to Saturdays, extending their opening hours every Thursday until 8pm. Some of the city’s shopping centers and department stores open every day until 8pm or 9pm.

Currently, nearly all stores on Sundays are open from midday until 6pm.

Some grocery stores are open 24 hours a day, especially the multinational retail chain Spar, which can be found in all of Dublin’s neighborhoods.

Museums

Museums in Dublin generally open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Most remain open longer  hours on Thursday. Most close on Monday.

Bars, pubs and restaurants

Meal times in Ireland are like other Northern European countries. Lunch is usually between midday and 1pm and dinner is between 6pm and 7pm. However, most restaurants are open until later.

In Ireland, there are numerous restaurants that offer early bird menus. If you decide to have dinner before the traditional supper hours, you’ll enjoy reduced price menus.