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; with brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, Prada, Victoria Beckham, Christian Louboutin, and Ralph Lauren. Or get your fashion fix elsewhere on Grafton Street, from shops such as Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Reiss or Massimo Dutti.
Grafton Street has something for all the family. Have fun at the Disney Store, Dubray Books, or Foot Locker.
Romantic Weekend? Bling out at; Boodles, Pandora, Swarovski, Rocks and Appleby's. Or simply enjoy a leisurely browse around St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.
Music is always in the air on lively Grafton Street. See a large crowd gathering? Join in! It could be a future chart topper, 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.
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, George’s 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 home-grown shops; Industry, Om Diva, Cocoa Atelier, Irish Design Shop and George’s Street Arcade.
Café Culture is the name of the game in the Creative Quarter. Take a seat outside Wall & Keogh on South William Street, or watch the world go by outside Metro Café. 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 Nichols, Michael Kors, Mint Velvet, French Connection. Be Trendy at; Zara. Pull and Bear, Hollister, Bershka. Get fed at; Jamie's Italian, Nando's, Milano, Eddie Rocket's, Wagamama, Brambles, Five Guys, 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 cafés and cool galleries. Go vintage at Siopaella and Fresh, get coffee at Brick Alley Café 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 are 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 Second-Hand Market in Grand Social (just across the river from Temple Bar). These have been open for many years, featuring a great clothes selection, alongside handmade bags and jewellery - and you will never be far from great coffee and scones either! Other markets pop up less frequently; but we cannot think of a better way to spend Saturday morning than drifting through the city’s cobbled streets, discovering that perfect piece for your wardrobe or home.