How could anyone forget U2,Cranberries! Other bands worth checking out are the Devlins, Picturehouse and while not rock maybe Secret Garden (half Norwegian/Half Irish), Corrs and I have to throw in Johnny Logan ,love his stuff!
We got real cheap Irish souvenirs from Carrolls. They offer all kind of stuff from jewelry, keychains, shot glasses to t-shirts and bags that have Irish element printed on. For certain items, they offer cheaper price if you buy more than 3 pieces. It's indeed cheaper compared to other souvenir shopa at the places of interest.
What to pay: From EUR1 to t-shirts of EUR12-15
If you need any medical supplies whilst in Dublin you will not have to walk far to find a pharmacy/chemist. There seems to be at least one on every shopping street in the centre of the city.
There are also walk-in doctors' practices around. One is located on Dame Street, near Temple Bar.
Avoca is a 7 level mini-department store with a colourful mix-match of men and women's fashion, kids clothes, household goods, aromatics, ceramics and lots more.
This unique shopping experience stocks everything from fancy dress clothes for kids(sequin pink fairy dresses with matching haloes!) to beautiful Aran style 'his' and 'her' jumpers. Household goods include luxurious throws that are woven in the Avoca Mill in Co. Wicklow using natural fibres made from lambs wool, mohair, cotton and linen.
What to buy: ... pretty much everything :)
But my favourit is the lovely soft stripy scarves in all colors .. for ~ 30 Euros
What to pay: WHO cares ;) as long as it's pretty and the credit card limit isn't reached hihi
Everything Irish can be bought here including great food items. If you are from NON EU don't forget to claim your tax back.
What to buy: Irish writers coasters & table mats of Irish homes. Heavenly scented candles with real Irish scent. Don't buy the little peat burning blocks they don't smell as good as the candles.
What to pay: $$$ ££ Euro!!
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Shopping opportunities in Ireland, and expecially Dublin, are plenty. Most shops all over Ireland cater to the tourist needs with every imaginable piece of clothing dyed green. There are sheep, Celtic cd's and whatever. The truth is that you can often find nice little gifts between all the junk!
What to buy: For art lovers there are the outdoor painting galleries in the larger cities during weekends - the pic features Merrion Sqaure on a Sunday afternoon. Book fans will be delighted with the quality and choice here and music fans won't be disappointed either: Irish music ranks among the best in the world!
there are several interesting shops, so i'll just name the best known of them. The department store Stephen's
Green (at the end of Grafton Gtreet) all made of glass, and Dublin Woollen Mills (northside, right after the ha'penny bridge), a small sweather shop.
What to buy: at Stephen's Green: hats, irish silver jewels, t-shirts, general local handycrafts, lace. At Dublin Woollen Mills hand and machine made traditional sweaters and general souvenirs
What to pay: hats: about 30 euros, silver jewellery: 10-30 euros. sweaters: 100-200 euros, t-shirts: about 15 euros
If you are into shopping Dublin is the place for you. There are hundreds of good shops, nice shopping malls and shopping streets. I love to spend a whole day shopping here when I am in Ireland!
What to buy: Shoes, Books, Clothes, whatever you want! I had to find sunglasses here once and it took me ages though... maybe that's because of the Irish weather ;)
What to pay: Unfortunately I have heard that Ireland is now the most expensive of the "Euro-Countries" but I never found it too expensive!
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