When in Dublin, Shop! Grafton Street is one of Europe's top Shopping Destinations. Just a few minutes walk from Trinity City Hotel, the City's main Shopping Street is home to a host of International Brands. Saunter along Grafton Street for the perfect spot of Retail Therapy.
Go Designer at Brown Thomas, Dublin's most prestigious Department Store; Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, Prada, Victoria Beckham, Christian Louboutin, Ralph Lauren. Or get your Fashion Fix at; Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Massimo Dutti, American Apparel, Sisley, Karen Millen.
Grafton Street has something for all the family. Have Fun at; Disney Store, Dubray Books, Tiger, HMV, Foot Locker. Romantic Weekend? Bling Out at; Boodles, Pandora, Swarovski, Rocks and Appleby's. Or simply enjoy a leisurely browse around St Stephens Green Shopping Centre.
Music is always in the air on lively Grafton Street. See a large crowd gathering? Join in! It could be a Cool Band, a gang of Break Dancers, or a funky Magician. Or even U2! Dublin's famous market stalls add to the Buzz, selling anything and everything from Flowers to Celtic Jewellery.
Hungry? There's plenty to eat around Grafton Street, with a delicious range cafes, restaurants and bars. Captain America's is the place for a Blow Out, Sheehan's Bar for a traditional Irish Stew, or Butler's Chocolate Cafe for a Decadent Hot Chocolate and little something yummy!
For a real flavour of Contemporary Dublin, venture into Grafton Street's surrounds; the Creative Quarter. Made up of Wicklow Street, South William Street, Drury Street, Georges Street, Dame Street and Fade Street, this is the place to be for truly avant-garde Shopping and Socialising.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre offers a superb blend of Irish Designers, chic boutiques, antique jewellery and homely cafes. Drury Street is home to an Eclectic Mix of homegrown shops; Industry, Om Diva, Cocoa Atelier, Irish Design Shop and Georges Street Arcade.
Cafe Culture is the name of the game in the Creative Quarter. Take a perch outside Wall & Keogh on South William Street, or watch the world go by outside Metro. Grogan's on Castle Market is a Top Spot for pints Al Fresco, while Fade Street Social is the go-to Cocktail joint.
Dundrum Town Centre
Love shopping? Dundrum Town Centre, Ireland's biggest and best Shopping Centre, is just a short Luas ride away from Trinity City Hotel. With a fantastic choice of Shops, Restaurants, Cafes and a Cinema all under one roof, why not make it a Day Out? Something for all the Family!
Go Luxe at; Harvey Nicholls, House of Fraser, Coast, Michael Kors, Mint Velvet, French Connection. Be Trendy at; Zara. Pull and Bear, Hollister, Superdry, Vans. Get fed at; Jamie's Italian, Nando's, Milano, Eddie Rocket's, Wagamama, Brambles, Yo! Sushi, Starbucks.
So you've heard of Temple Bar? Now it's time to Party! Dublin's famous Temple Bar is home to a vast array of Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs. The cobbled streets come alive at night with Buskers, Street Performers and Live Music spilling out from Bars. Buy a pint and get stuck in!
By day, Temple Bar is a Mecca of independent shops, quirky cafes and cool galleries. Go Vintage at Siopaella and Fresh, get coffee at Brick Alley Cafe and Queen of Tarts or get your Art on at Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre. Temple Bar really is Dublin's Cultural Quarter.
There is several craft and vintage markets you should visit in Dublin’s city centre. Every Saturday there is wonderful craft market in Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar, as well as Ha’penny vintage, craft and 2nd hand market is in Grand Social (just across the river from Temple Bar). These have been going on for years, feature great clothes selection, handmade bags and jewellery, and you will never be far from great coffee and scones either. There are other, less regular markets happening around Dublin, but we cannot think of a better way to spend Saturday morning that looking at great shopping finds in some of our favourite venues.
Read more about shopping in Dublin here: http://www.visitdublin.com/angela-scanlon-guide-to-shopping-in-dublin/