Shopping Centres / Malls, Dublin
It's a Shopping Mall/Arcade.... Lots of little shops under one big roof. All the usual shops selling all the usual stuff. Not being a huge shopping fan (despite the rumours :)) I didn't buy anything here as there was nothing I couldn't get at home for cheaper, but the actual building was quite nice to look at.
What to buy: Everything.
What to pay: A bit more than average.
Well worth a look round but only for the building itself I'm afraid not the contents!
Three floors of shops in this terrific looking mall - what a disappointment. Worth a look for the odd shop/stand so you might find something which was just what you were after but generally I thought the mall was tired and offered little compared to other areas.
The restaurant was also suprisingly poor - we didn't eat there, just walked out after looking at the food on display.
What to buy: Not a lot
St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is located at the end of Grafton Street, close to St Stephen's Green.
It is an impressive looking building filled with 3 levels of shops and cafe's.
What to buy: Here you will find chain clothing and shoes stores, and plenty of individual shops selling everything from cd's to art work.
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I think this must be the biggest shopping centre of Dublin. Located next to St Stephen's Green park and at the corner of Grafton Street ( see next tip), you can find here men's and women's clothes, giftshops, books, jewelry, ... Very nice interior!
What to buy: Accessories, bags, luggage
Electronics, Computers, HiFi
Health and Beauty
Men's and women's clothes
Enjoy the variety of department stores, fashion shops and big shopping centres.
There are many interesting shopping areas in Dublin. The most popular area seems to be O'Connell Street with Henry Street and Mary street, where you find lots of shopping centres like the ILAC Centre.
On the south side of river Liffey the Grafton Street is famous for its fashion shops and little cafes. The St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre (see photo) offers restaurants, cafes and shops under one impressive glass atrium.
This is a more upmarket shopping centre in one of the more low market ends of Dublin!
It has a range of international shopping outlets, including Debenhams, Top Shop, Marks and Spencers and Dixons.
What to buy: There's nothing much in this centre by way of gifts or souvenirs, but it is reasonably good for restaurants and clothes.
What to pay: Quite pricey-beware of some prices. Always check and shop around. Dublin shops have been notoriously discreet with their increase in prices since the introduction of the Euro. Where possible, buy groceries in more traditional shops such as Dunnes Stores and Superquinn. Marks and Spencers is ok if you're willing to spend about 3Euro on a loaf of bread!
A really beautifully shopping centre. The building is a Georgian listed building. Set in an 18th century mansion. Most shops are very expensive. It is however nice to walk around. On Saturdays they usually have a pianist. Sit yourself down have a coffee and people watch. Lots of restaurants but very pricey. On the top floor you will find Art Gallerys and Antique shops and the designer Boutiques on the ground floor.
What to buy: Nothing unless your loaded..
This place is worth visiting, but only for the architecture of the building which is all glass and light. I like the bright and airy feel of the place, but I walked around and didn't find any particularly interesting stores. There is, however, a restaurant on the top floor that has great views over St. Stephen's Green.
This is a NEW SHOPPING EXPERIENCE...
This centre features:
Over 90 retail outlets incl. Marks&Spencer, Ireland's Largest Boots, Dunnes Stores, Mango, Warner Bross, and other top names...
South Beach Foodcourt & Plaza with 12 restaurants and cafés incl. Spur Ateakhouse, Eddie rockets Diner, Café Kylemore and.....yes also a McDonalds.
Ireland's Newest and Largest cinema complex, Ster Century with 14 screens incl. "The Big Fella", the largest screen of its type in Europe...
What to buy: Retail Park with many top names incl. B&Q, Atlantic Homecare, PC World and Motor World...
Ireland's first "Motormall" featyring Renault, Cartrax and Peugeot...
Over 3000 free car spaces, easy acces by bus from the city centre, creche and wheelchair user facilities make Liffey Life the Natural out of town choice for visitors to DUBLIN.
What to pay: Just pay for what you buy!!!
If you're in the outskirts of Dublin there are a few proper shopping centres too. Here's a quick list of the best ones.
West of the city: (These are the two biggest ones in Dublin)
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
South of the city:
Nutgrove Shopping Centre - Rathfarnham
The Square - Tallaght (South west of the city)
North of the city:
Northside Shopping Centre - Coolock
East of the city:
Honestly! You didn't expect to find a shopping centre in the sea did you?
Depending on where in Dublin you are there are some good places top shop. In the city centre the following few are good:
South of the River Liffey:
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Temple Bar - funky shops but a bit pricy.$i
North of the River Liffey:
ILAC Shopping Centre
Near St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, there is an enclosed mall called the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Inside this modern shopping mall, there are many nice shops and restaurants.
This is the first time I've seen this mall.
They keep Santa completely behind closed doors and windows. Very weird.
Located on the top of Grafton street......you will find sports shops, general clothing, bookstore, music shops etc
What to buy: stuff
What to pay: euros