Grafton Street, Dublin

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    Grafton Street and Henry Street

    by sarahandgareth Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    People on Grafton Street

    Dublin's two main shopping streets are open to foot traffic only. Fun for people watching and browsing through the latest in fashion. Shop early and during the week to avoid the crowds. Try weekend afternoons and Thursday nights for maximum 'see and be seen' potential.

    There is a great food court near to Henry Street (the Epicurean Food Hall, with the main entrance on Liffey Street).

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    Grafton Street

    by acemj Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    This completely pedestrianized street is probably the most famous in Dublin. It runs from College Green in front of Trinity College up to St. Stephen's Green and is lined with shops, cafes, street performers and flower sellers. Some of the highlights include Dublin's most famous cafe, Bewley's Oriental, upscale department stores like Brown Thomas and Mark's & Spencer. There's also a cool bookstore, simply called Dublin Bookshop.

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    Enjoy colorful Graffton St.

    by agarcia Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Street musician in Graffton St.

    This pedestrian street is the main commercial artery south of the Liffey. It’s packed with interesting cafés, expensive boutiques, and traditional Irish craft shops. In a word, everything for the tourist. Nevertheless, what I most enjoyed of the place is that it seems to be the preferred place for the streets artist of the city to play their performances. For instance, the specialty of this girl was to play the violin with her eyes closed… and she was fairly good in doing that! :-)

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    Shopping on Grafton Street.

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Grafton Street is Dublin's second major road (or first - depending on which side of the river you live).
    It is lined with the usual high street type shops, but there are often buskers and street performers there which makes it a little different.

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    Shopping in the city-centre,...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Shopping in the city-centre, especially Grafton Street. It is one of the most beautiful streets to shop. It is always very crowdy, with a lot of young people. Besides the people who are shopping, you will also find kids playing on their musicinstruments, singing, and a lot of streetacts. In fact, this streets is very alive !
    Here you can see a lot of different Irish people, from young to old (and of course a lot of tourists...), and you can shop in some beautiful stores with coffee, chocolates and ofcourse fish and chips....

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    Shopping.Grafton Street is...

    by ciaramalone Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Shopping.Grafton Street is known as Ireland's premier shopping street.The major department store is Brown Thomas, it also has lots of others like BT2s, HMV, Guinness Shop, Bewleys, Butlers Irish Chocolates. Henry Street, currently undergoing a revamp, is also an excellent shopping street and indeed has advantages over Grafton Street. All the usual chain stores, clothes retailers, record shops, chemists, mobile phones, shoe shops are all here. Henry Street is in general less expensive, making the trip across the Liffey worthwhile.
    Cheap fruit and veg, as well as flowers and souvenirs are available at the markets along Moore Street.
    For the tourist looking to take some Irish gifts home, Nassau Street is the place to go, with a variety of home catering especially for the tourist.
    If you wish to shop outside the city centres, many of the main shops have outlets in one of the shopping centres outside the city. Blanchardstown, Liffey Valley and The Square in Tallaght are the biggest centres and are all on or very near the M50.

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    molly malone

    by doug48 Written Jul 7, 2007

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    molly malone

    pictured is a statue of molly malone by jean rynhart in 1988. molly malone was a street trader from the traditionaL irish song of the same name.

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    grafton street

    by doug48 Written Jul 7, 2007

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    grafton street

    grafton street is a pedestrain mall lined with shops, restaurants, and pubs. this interesting street runs from trinity college to st. stephen's green.

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    Grafton St

    by M.E.R.V Updated Apr 18, 2007

    This pedestrain-only street is Dublin's most popular shopping district lines with shops, cafes and retaurants. It gets exceptionally busy during weekends.

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    Grafton Street - Shopping

    by SanguiniA Written May 16, 2006

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    Grafton Streer

    This is the place to go to for some shopping. Ireland is expensive so not much bargains here - but the variety and selection are quite good, and the nice thing is that it is a pedestrian area.

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    Shopping on Grafton St.

    by haimee Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Me & Kristy by the sunflowers

    Extremely crowded but makes for excellent people watching as well as shopping. Plus there are all sorts of entertainers, from little boys singing to fiddlers, along the street.

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    Walk up and down Grafton...

    by dubrovnik Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Walk up and down Grafton Street! Always vivid, always lots of people, street entertainers, buskers... you also cannot resist many nice things that are sold in Grafton Street shops...

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