The Best Shopping Malls In And Around Dublin City

Georges Street Arcade
George's Street Arcade | ©Doyler79/WikiCommons
Kate Phelan

Whether you’re looking for the newest fashion trends, eclectic items or distinctive Irish design, Dublin’s many malls can satisfy almost any shopping craving. The city has Ireland’s oldest shopping centre and its biggest, plus one that used to be an 18th century viscount’s townhouse. Here are the best places in and around Dublin city centre to shop until you drop.

1. Dundrum Town Centre

Cinema, Shop, Shopping Mall, Store

The Dundrum Town Centre is Ireland’s biggest shopping mall, at over 120,000 square metres. Accessible from the city centre by bus and the Luas tram system’s green line, it has over 160 tenants. Here you will find high-end stores not available anywhere else in Dublin, such as Hollister Co., House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols. When (or if) you get tired of shopping, there are over 40 restaurants and coffee shops to relax in, as well as a cinema complex.
Don’t miss: Hamleys toy shop, the retailer’s first European stand-alone store and a child’s paradise.
Post-shopping meal: A superfood salad at Jamie’s Italian.

2. Jervis

Shopping Mall, Store, Shop

The Jervis Shopping Centre can be found on Henry Street, Dublin’s busiest shopping thoroughfare, which attracts 33 million people every year. Opened in 1996, Jervis welcomed some of the first British high street stores into Ireland, such as Boots chemist and Debenhams department store. A pre-existing Marks & Spencer on Mary Street was also absorbed into the shopping centre. More recent additions include the largest Forever 21 store in Europe and the largest New Look store in the world.
Don’t miss: Forever 21, three full floors of the latest fashion trends.
Post-shopping meal: A burger and fries at Rocket’s by Eddie Rockets.

3. The Powerscourt Centre

Building, Shopping Mall, Shop, Store

This historic shopping centre occupies a beautiful Georgian building just off Grafton Street, the south side’s major shopping street. Formerly a townhouse belonging to the 3rd Viscount Powerscourt and his wife – for when they visited the city from their estate in Enniskerry, County Wicklow – it now holds more than 40 shops and restaurants. A proud supporter of Irish design, The Powerscourt Centre has several boutiques by Irish fashion designers, as well as offering the best of Irish craft.
Don’t miss: Article, one of Dublin’s finest home interiors shops.
Post-shopping meal: The roast pear, bacon and Mount Callan cheddar sandwich at The Pepper Pot café – probably the best sandwich in Dublin.

4. George’s Street Arcade

Building, Market, Store

Located on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street, the George’s Street Arcade originally opened as South City Markets in 1881, making it the oldest shopping centre in Ireland. Today, the Victorian redbrick building houses an indoor market of around fifty tenants, with a combination of stalls and stores selling vintage clothes, accessories, books and collectibles, and more. Shopping here is a distinctively Dublin experience, and you’re sure to find a souvenir you won’t get anywhere else.
Don’t miss: New Moon, a unique store stocking high quality, handmade jewellery.
Post-shopping meal: Tapas at The Market Bar.

5. Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

Shopping Mall, Store

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre was extended in 2004, allowing it to now host over 180 stores, and plans for another extension are currently underway. Anchor tenants here include Dunnes Stores, Penneys, Marks and Spencer, H&M, Debenhams and Zara. As well as more shops than you could ever hope to visit in one spree, the centre boasts a nine-screen cinema, Leisureplex entertainment centre, the Draiocht arts centre and Ireland’s largest public library.
Don’t miss: Søstrene Grene, the delectable discount Danish home store has recently arrived at Blanchardstown.
Post-shopping meal: A replenishing bowl of seafood ramen at Wagamama.

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