Shopping Centres / Malls, Dublin
This building originally was the city mansion of Viscount Powerscourt and was built in 1774 with granite from the Powercourt county Wicklow estate.
In 1981 it was turned into an upmarket centre with galleries, antique shops, restaurants, independent fashion shops with upmarket clothes.
The building retains its old character and the original grand mahogany staircase. We enjoyed coffee and a light snack at one of the cafes within the courtyard.
Tours are conducted on Friday and Saturday, 3pm.
Dublin has a number of shopping malls and the one in Dundrum is accessible by the Luas.
It's one of the biggest shopping malls in Ireland.
Take the Luas from Steven Green and 25 minutes later you're there.
What to buy: There is nothing special about Dundrum Town Centre.
You find the usual shops and then some more.
I guess its more interesting for girls then for boys.
It also features a cinema and theatre.
A little bit like the one in Blanchardstown.
One of the first multi storey shopping centres in town.
What to pay: Depends on your budget. 7 EUR for a polo shirt at pennys.
Powerscourt is lovely for unusual and designer gifts,set in a beautiful 18th century townhouse,you can take a free guided tour around the historic house,you will find antiques,jewellery and art galleries inside,and lots of places to eat and drink,its lovely.
Large shopping centre at the top of Grafton Street next to St Stephens Green. Three floors and lots of shops of various kinds - and a great ice cream stall!! It has plenty of the usual High St type chain stores such as Boots, TK Maxx, Dunnes, Carrolls Irish gift shops [these are EVERYWHERE in Dublin] etc plus some more specialiased/independent shops.
On the top floor is a small art gallery/store that you can walk through and it had some really lovely paintings
Its situated in a lovely airy glass building too which makes it a nice place to shop
In this department store you will find mostly UK shops. This is one of the largest shopping centres in Dublin. Three floors of fast food restaurants, designer shops and food shops. Here you will find Marks and Spencers, Next, Dixons, Debenhams, and Top Shop. Located on the north side of the Liffey and a short stroll from Henry Street, where you will see "The Spire" and find Spanish shop "Zara"in Debenhams . Another department store and Irish owned is Arnotts which houses "Mango" and the Gap. If you looking for anything you can find it here.
My first impression of this shopping centre is that it resembles a giant greenhouse. This is an amazing building with see through ceiling and a generous use of glass and iron in the design. It makes the mall a landmark building. Despite being a shopping mall the interior design of the building has the ambience of a garden. This shopping mall should be high on your "must see list" when you are in Dublin even if you don't intend to shop here, of which I doubt you could resist. The three storey complex houses some great outlets selling gifts, fashion and footwear.
I was there to accompany a friend who wanted to replace his broken suitcase. We ended spending about an hour at the Bag Shop on the ground floor of the building. The shop is stocked with a large collection of bags, from travel bags to laptop bags. The complex is conveniently located at the shopping district of Dublin at the southend of Grafton Street and within walking distance of the Westbury hotel where I was staying.
What to buy: A variety of shopping at about 100 outlets selling an array of stuffs from footwear to food. Some are branded items while others are not. Shop for Dublin souvernirs of course, such as trinket, tee shirt and other memorabilia at the atrium area.
What to pay: It depends on your budget.
Dundrum is one of South Dublin's trendy suburbs and it plays host to what must surely be Ireland's largest and most fashionable shopping malls.
It's got all the big names - Molton Brown, Harvey Nichols, Hamleys toys, House of Fraser, l'Occitaine, FCUK, Sony, M&S, Weirs jewelers.....you name it, they've got it here.
In addition to the shops, there's a huge range of restaurants and a gigantic (and comfortable) food court.
I thought I'd see the whole centre in an afternoon, and failed miserably. I returned a week later, and still saw just a fraction of the place. The common areas outside are wonderful and this has emerged as a very trendy and upmarket area for teenagers and yummy Mummies alike to congregate.
What to buy: As the shops are upmarket, don't expect low prices. However, some of the big stores do have amazing sales and terrific bargains.
I highly recommend this centre for some really fun shopping, but make it a whole day out, have lunch here or even dinner. There's a great gourmet restaurant on the first floor of Harvey Nichols.
A big shopping centre in architectural surroundings, and in the heart of the city! I really could not ask for more. Three floors of shops to spend a rainy afternoon, of which there are many in Dublin. From the top floor, take a look at the huge glass clock: simply stunning. Can you believe that it was the first modern shopping mall built in Ireland? I wish all the following ones could be as beautiful.
What to buy: Hats! The hats shops are truly wonderful! i don't know why, but hats sold in Dublin are so much nicer than anywhere else. There's also some shops selling alternative clothes.
What to pay: generally about average
Dundrum Town Centre is a shopping centre located in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland.
It is the second largest shopping centre in Ireland and all top brands have their product sold there (such as:
- Body Shop
- Next, Penny's
- House of Fraser
and many others.
Dundrum shopping center has a number of restaurants and a cinema.
Dundrum Town Centre opening hours
Weekdays: 9am - 9 pm
Saturdays: 9am - 7pm
Sundays: 10am - 7pm
Tesco open 24 hours
What to buy: Bargain desiger clothes, Boxed Butlers Chocolates.
For kids: check out Bulid-a-Bear, where not only you get to stuff your own bear (or any other animal) and choose his clothes, but also name him and get an official birth certificate - doesn't that make your friend really special?
Grafton Street is okay, it has some cool shops. I dont get the love for the St Stephens mall though, the building is nice enough but the shops are boring. Its got a TK Maxx but theres a better one in Blanchardstown (Large "American" type shopping complex 20 minute bustrip from town). Apart from that look for a couple of interesting shops hidden away on the 3rd level. The are good shops and malls located on Henry street. Make your way to the Spire (the huge needle-like structure on O'Connel Street) and, facing south (looking towards the river Liffey) take a right down Henry Street. There are a few department stores, Arnotts, Marks and Spencers ... Gaming and music stores ... sport shops, clothing chains like River Island etc. Also you can access 2 malls from Henry Street, Roches (Zara, H&M) about halfway down on the right, and Jarvis (Top Shop, Top Man, Dixons) a bit further down on the left. Dont bother with the foodhall at Jarvis, it blows. Instead, if youre hungry, keep going toward the end of Henry street and take the second to last road on the left, look for the Epicuran food court, its quite a small entrance so look hard. You can pick up mexican malaysian indian chinese or fish and chips here for a reasonable price. If youre looking for really cheap food (probably the cheapest resturaunts in the city centre), its the alleyway first on the right off Henry Street, youll see fruit and vege stalls there ... look for the asian resturaunts on the right where you can pick up a big plate of sweet n' sour pork and rice for 6 euro.
What to pay: a lot. this city is expensive
Located just off Grafron Street is a street called Dawson Street which has small stylish shops selling the latest designer clothes from Europe. The Royal Hibernian Way is a nice area to have a stroll. This leads on to grafton Street. Shops are expensive
Very nice shopping center situated at the end of grafton street, next to Stephen´s green. Great place where you´ll find:
Accessories, Bags, Luggage
Bars / Entertainment
Books / Newsagents
Cafes, Restaurants, Food
Health and Beauty
Homes and Interiors
Sports and Leisure Wear
Phone Shop Accessories
Supermarket & Off License
On the first floor there is a great selection of restaurants and coffee shops where you can have one after your shoppings and you´ll enjoy of the sight of grafton street from it.
What to buy: Everything you´re looking for.
What to pay: Spend all you want it.
Dublin most shopping centre. The place that you have to depend on when it's dark early in month of winter. Lots of lights, place to be seen and plenty of cafes around for you to sit enjoy watching people.
What to buy: Almost everything
City Centre Shopping Centres (SC) :
Jervis St SC (off O'Connell st)
St Stephens Green SC
ILAC, Henry st (a bit run-down)
Powerscourt SC (off Grafton st, v expensive)
North Dublin SCs
Blanchardstown SC (really good :) )
Pavilion, Swords (if you're killing time near the airport
Omni SC (small)
South Dublin SCs
Dundrum SC - the newest one, opened in March 2005. You can get the Luas from town right to it.
The Square, Tallaght (big, but not worth the trip)
Cornelscourt, off the N11 southwards
What to buy: Most of the shopping centres have branches of the same department stores anyway, so its not really worth your while visiting every single one. Powerscourt specialises for the luxury end of the market with boutiques & designer clothes & posh/organic cafes.
As for the rest of the SCs, you will mainly find British retail chains taking up residence like Dorothy Perkins, Topshop, Argos, River Island, Oasis etc.
What to pay: hmmm.... thats a toughie...might be worth visiting Dublin for the sales, you can still get the same retail stores down the country & buy the same goods for less
Stephens green shopping centre at the top of Grafton Street. A beautiful building of which you can buy almost anything. Major names found in this shopping centre are Benetton, TK Max, Dunne Stores which is Irish and sell clothes, household goods and food. Have coffee in the Kylemore Cafe on the second floor, try to get a seat beside the glass windows and people watch over St Stephens Green.
What to buy: Stay away from the tourist shops... your better off buying irish gifts in the duty free..