Powerscourt Shopping Centre, Dublin
Powerscourt Shopping Centre is a lovely shopping mall in an old townhouse just off Grafton Street. The town house was built in 1774 Lord Powerscourt. It was turned into a shopping mall more than two centuries later.
There's mostly expensive craft shops, galleries and some cafes inside. Very stylish and very different from your normal shopping centre. Free public toilets are on the upper floor.
Hey, I just stumbled upon a really lovely tea shop in Powerscourt Center (two streets paralell to grafton st. It is not well sign posted and I found it by accident when I was looking for another shop Iit is up the main steps and to the right). They have 150 teas on the menu and the woman showed me how to make a Matcha tea! The smell was amazing and I got some Men's tae! Is this the only real teashop in Dublin?
This grand estate in county Wicklow is but a short drive away from Dublin but already far enough to enjoy nothing but fresh air and beautiful vistas. The mansion featured in films such as "Barry Lindon" and "Far and Away" and although it was destroyed by fire in the late 20th century, it has been extensively restored and fitted with shops.
The highlight of the site, though, are the gardens. They overlook the Wicklow Mountains and are beautifully laid out in terraces. It's all magnificent and gradionse, so be sure to wander around and get a whiff of what Irish high society life must have been in the days of yore!
Twenty five kilometres south of Dublin the gardens of Powers Court are among the finest in Ireland. First created in the 18thC, redesigned in the 19th, sweeping terraces link the house to the main lake below. It is all nestled beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain. Truly magnificent cream cakes are to be had in the cafe here! The house is Palladian in design but was burnt in 1974, and only the ballroom and garden rooms have been fully restored. There are a number of craft shops as well as the excellent cafe that deserves a second mention! It is well worth the trip out. Leave an hour at least for walking the designed route round the garden allowing the visitor to see formal gardens and a wall rose garden, woodlands and lakes.
POWERSCOURT HOUSE AND GARDENS.
One of EUROPE'S greatest Gardens with:
** 47 Acres of Garden
** House Exhibition
** Terrace Café
** Speciality Shops
** Interiors Gallery
** Garden Pavilion
One of Ireland's GREATEST TREASURES....
Powerscouts garden. It's so beautiful garden. But it's a pity that the main building got fire several years ago. When we went there there was a wedding reception. From the powerscouts garden you can see the peak which they call 'sugarroof.'