Shopping in Dublin
For those who enjoy retail therapy there is no better place to base yourself then the Grafton Capita Hotel near Grafron Street. The hotel is located just off Grafton Street - the main shopping district in Dublin.
Grafton Street is home to designer stores such as Brown Thomas, shopping mecca for many. BT2 also found on Grafton Street caters for Brown Thomas younger clientel. Grafton Street is always buzzing with street entertainers, buskers and pavement artists. The winding streets that surround Grafton Street host an array of stylish boutiques, diverse stores, jewellers and shoe shops, cafes and restaurants.
Blarney Woollen Mills & House of Ireland (both on Nassau Street) offers visitors a unique collection of quality Irish gifts including Waterford Crystal, Belleek China and the Blarney Irish clothing range. Avoca Handweavers on Suffolk Street is a wonderful craft design store established 1723 (Irelands oldest surviving business) and is a must visit!
Temple Bar has a host of quirky stores as well as some really trendy places such as Urban Outfitters.
For Jewellery, look out for Johnsons Court a small street located just off Grafton Street where you will find Appleby and Paul Sheeran Jewellery Stores as well as several antique jewellers.
Take the Luas Green Line to Dundrum Town Centre (12 minutes) Dublin newest shopping centre. With over 100 stores including House Of Fraiser, Harvey Nichols and BT2. A host of restaurants, hairdressers and a cinema!
Take a stroll over the Ha'penny bridge to Henry Street - the second shopping district in the city centre. You'll find all your favourite High Street shops, boutiques, jewellery and homeware stores located on and around this pedestriansed street.
Arnotts Department Store is located on Henry Street. Arnotts is Ireland's largest department store and contains a comprehensive selection of merchandise with a particularly extensive selection of top brand fashions, home wares and Irish gifts.
Just off Henry Street is the famous outdoor food market on Moore Street.
Temple Bar Christmas Market
The market aims to offer a diverse range of gift ideas to the Christmas shopper with a variety of stalls selling crafts, jewellery, cards, gift wrap, photography, decorations, trees, prints, mulled wine, mince pies, ceramics, toys and more.
TEMPLE BAR FOOD MARKET
This weekly market brings the finest of organic produce to Meeting House Square every Saturday. Fresh Atlantic Oysters, organic vegetables, crêpes, cheeses, chutneys and home made breads...an open-air gourmet's paradise!
Every Saturday 10am - 3pm
Cow's Lane Fashion and Design Market
The Cow's Lane Fashion and Design Market is a fashionista's haven with the latest trends from both new and up and coming Irish designers
Every Saturday & Sunday 10am 6pm
Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.
Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.