Shopping Streets in Dublin
Dublin is a prime location for a spot of retail therapy, and it’s easy to see why. Because the city centre is so compact, you can pack in a great day’s shopping on foot, and a short bus or LUAS trip opens up even more choice in our many suburban shopping centres.
Grafton Street is the most principal shopping street in Dublin City Centre. It runs from Saint Stephen's Green in the south (at the highest point of the street) to College Green in the north (to the lowest point). If you like to shop, you will simply love Grafton Street. A must visit for any shopping lover, you will be spoiled for choice with a huge variety of shops to tempt you, including the exclusive Brown Thomas department store, as well as a variety of high street shops and eateries. Grafton Street is located just a 5 minute stroll from the Jackson Court Hotel - ideal if you want to do some shopping during your stay. Those meandering the broad boulevard will find entertainment along their way as well. The fact that most of Grafton Street is closed to cars makes it a prime location for street performers to showcase their acts. Buskers, including musicians, poets and mime artists commonly perform to the shopping crowds.
Henry Street offers the best choice in high street fashion and popular Irish chain stores and is where Arnott’s, one of Dublin’s best loved department stores, can be found.
North of the river, Henry Street is another pedestrian-friendly zone. As well as oodles of shops from A-Wear to Zara, there are department stores such as Arnotts and nearby favourite Clerys as well as shopping centres, Jervis Street and the Ilac Centre. Take a moment to look up between bargains at The Spire, one of Ireland’s newest monuments. It soars to needlepoint on O’Connell Street.