Another option that’ll require a little trek out into county Limerick, Anne Fitzgerald’s Gallery is one for the image lovers. Fitzgerald is a highly regarded local artist who has garnered a reputation both for religious imagery and for her Irish landscapes. A heavy traveler, when she’s at home, Fitzgerald works from her gallery in a small college in the village of Mungret, where you’ll find both her fantastically illustrated children’s books (many of which carry religious and moral messages) and her landscape paintings to explore.
Limerick’s iconic shopping spot, The Milk Market is perhaps not the ideal souvenir shopping spot, in that much of what you can buy here is very much fresh local produce. Try the selection of locally produced jams, conserves and an ever-growing selection of craft, books and even the odd antique. It’s a place that’s a pleasure to shop in and riddled with history.
Cornmarket Row, Limerick, Ireland. +353 61214782