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Below you will find a shoppers guide to the best of Dublin


Grafton Street

Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green is the more smart shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store catering for many designer showcases, both foreign and local. Dublin's leading and most exclusive jewellers, Weirs, is also here, as well as the most popular of the famous Bewley's Cafés. The nearby Powerscourt Townhouse (located on South William Street) one of the nicer, albeit small, shopping centres in the city. The southside's largest and one of the city's best shopping centres, the St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is located at the top south end) of Grafton Street. Some of the city's main bookshops are just around the corner on Dawson Street.

Georges Street/Camden Street
Georges Street, or South Great Georges Street to give it its full name, is home to the superb Georges Street Arcade, a red-bricked indoor market of stalls and stores offering everything from unusual fruits and foreign produce to second hand clothes, memorabilia, fortune telling and body piercing books and more. Behind the Arcade, near the Powerscourt Townhouse is the Castlemarket area, with numerous clothes and shoe shops and some fine food shops and restaurants.
Outside, the street has a number of home furnishing shops, trendy bars, music and art shops.
Georges Street continues south, through Aungier Street, to Camden Street, which features a daily outdoor food market and is crammed with little food, craft and gift shops.

Nassau Street/Trinity College
Running the axis of the south side of Trinity College, Nassau Street is the main area for quality Irish design, including woollens and tweeds (both traditional and modern designer styles) and also ceramics and glassware.
For those of Irish ancestery are a number of heraldic shops so along with the designer shops Nassau Street is the ideal place for Irish gifts and souvenirs. The main bookstores are also nearby, with Eason's on the corner of Nassau Street and Dawson Street and also Hodges Figgis and Waterstones on Dawson Street.

Temple Bar
Dublin's cultural heart Temple Bar. It became this in the late 1980s / early 1990s and today it is packed with small shops associated with crafts, art, clothes and music, as well as Pubs and Bars of course.

The oldest area of Dublin, The Liberties, is bordered on the east by Christchurch and St Patrick's Cathedral and on the south by the River Liffey. The area is home to most of Dublin's antiques shops and also hosts a number of crafts and gift shops.

A short stroll over the River Liffey will take you to the North Side of Dublin City Centre.

North Dublin City-Centre Shopping

Henry Street / O'Connell Street
Henry Street has department stores such as the popular Arnotts, and an assortment of popular clothing and footwear stores. The ILAC Shopping Centre, the newer Jervis Street Shopping Centre are both here. The well-known outdoor food market of Moore Street is always full of bargains.
To the west via Mary Street is the Capel Street area with a number of home interiors, DIY shops, tool supplies and furniture shops.
The nearby O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, is home to the excellent Clery's Department Store and Eason's Booksellers as well as several other shops but not the main shopping area by any means.



Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:


Depart early morning from your choice of local pick up point giving plenty of time to reach the Irish ferry port in-order to catch the early morning ferry from Wales to Ireland

On reaching Dublin / Dun laoghaire we will make the leisurely journey to the city centre for a full day of shopping, sightseeing and plenty of free leisure time.

We aim to catch the late evening crossing back to Wales. On arrival into the UK you will pass through the customs formalities and then proceed home to you original pick up point

All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements