If you are coming to Dublin for a shopping weekend you want to consider all your options, depending if you are targeting the main International chains, Irish designer shops or want to discover beautiful historic shopping centres. Here are the five main places to go shopping in Dublin:
Powerscourt Town House Centre
Located just off Grafton St the Powerscourt Centre is not only renowned for its magnificent Georgian Architecture but also for its High-end shops. 40 shops in totals that offer everything you need from food, bars, arts, fashion and antiques. A piano player often adds to the ambience and there are occasional musical performances, especially around Christmas.
Grafton Street is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin City centre. It is a buzzing pedestrian street with buskers and street performers. Grafton Street host from international chain store to chic fashion outlets. You can discover all the outlets of the street on its website.
The second shopping street is located on the north side of Dublin. The street is also pedestrian and is home to the major chain as well as small and independent shops. At the end of the street stand the Dublin’s Spire.
George’s Street Arcade
Located on South George’s Street, George’s Street Arcade is a Victorian style red-bricked indoor market of stalls and stores. Don’t expect a fancy collection of shops but quirky and atypical that sell things you didn’t know you needed. Interesting fact, it is Ireland’s first purpose-built shopping centre and one of the oldest in Europe.
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
This large indoor shopping centre is named after St. Stephen’s Green the nearest park. It is located at the top of Grafton Street and is easily recognisable with its retro façade. The centre officially opened its doors on the 8th of November 1988, the inside design is an Instagram star. The centre has over 100 outlets including major franchise such as Dunnes Stores, Boots and TK Maxx.
All located in the city centre many are in the south of the city. If you are looking to stay overnight you should consider a city centre hotel. Have a look at The Mont Clare hotel, it is a comfortable hotel and offers twin bedroom for a fair price if you are coming with a friend.