Shopping in Dublin

Shopping in Dublin

Dublin has dozens of shopping streets packed with national and international clothing brands, luxury boutiques or vintage shops to cater for all the tastes.

Typical Irish souvenirs

Ireland provides visitors with a large array of souvenirs, that said, most are green-colored! The most common are small leprechaun figurines, shamrocks pots, t-shirts or stuffed toys. Most souvenir shops belong to Carrolls.

Tourists also generally purchase Guinness official merchandise. If you visit the Guinness Storehouse, you can purchase them there or at any other souvenir shop.  

If you’re a fan of whiskey, you can purchase world-famous Irish Jameson whiskey.

If you’re looking for something a bit more special, silver Celtic jewelry is also very popular in Ireland. The most popular being the Claddagh ring, a beautiful band that represents love and loyalty.

Shopping areas

Most of Dublin’s shopping streets are located on the south side of the River Liffey. Grafton Street is packed with stores, including Brown Thomas, Ireland’s premier luxury department store, and Powerscourt Centre, a charming shopping center housed in an eighteenth-century building.

Another fashionable shopping mall is the elegant St. Stephen Green Shopping Centre, at the end of Grafton Street. The shopping mall will remind you of a greenhouse, all made of glass. 

On the north side of the River, the shopping area is around O’Connell Street and Henry Street, two streets packed with stores and shopping centers like Jervis Shopping Center, one of the largest in Dublin.

If you prefer vintage shops or high fashion boutiques, the best area to head to is Temple Bar. Shops in this area are one-of-a-kind and inviting. There are also numerous handicraft shops.

One of Ireland’s most famous national clothing brand is Penneys, internationally known as Primark. A great place to get cheap clothes, make-up and accessories.

Open-air markets

Dublin also has numerous open-air markets. The best without a doubt is Moore Street Market, located on Henry Street that sells flowers and plants, fruit and vegetables at a good price. It’s open from Monday to Saturday from 7am – 5pm approximately.

Temple Bar Food Market, located in Meeting House Square, is specialized in organic food. It is open on Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.