Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh
My shopping tip is brief and to the point. Don't shop at the Heritage Centre. Do shop in town.
Cobh is not exactly a shoppers paradise but along East Beach, the shopping street by the harbour , there are several nice gift-shops with ceramics, glass and other craft items. There are also a number of discount type stores where you can pick up little souvenirs very cheaply.
The Cobh Heritage Centre is a beautifully restored Victorian railway station. In addition to housing The Queenstown Story, there are also a few nice shops which sell a variety of souvenirs.
What to buy: One of the shops( sorry can't remember the name ) had a nice collection of books on genealogy
What to pay: I thought the shops were a litlle more expensive than some of the others I visited in Ireland