Shopping Centres / Malls, Dublin
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
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
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
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!!!
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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!
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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