The Best Shopping Malls In And Around Dublin City
George's Street Arcade | ©Doyler79/WikiCommons
Whether you’re looking for the newest fashion
trends, eclectic items or distinctive Irish design
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
, Marks and Spencer
. 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.