BEST SHOPPING AREAS / DISTRICTS
The best way to explore Dublin’s main shopping areas is to walk from the Central North district over the River Liffey, through the vibrant Temple Bar neighborhood and end at Grafton Street in Central South.
A good starting point is O’Connell Street, which will take you past the remarkable Millennium Spire and across O’Connell Bridge with its charming river views. Grafton Street is the city’s main shopping promenade, with the exclusive Brown Thomas department store, Weir & Sons Jewelers and a colorful array of street performers. Many treasures are to be found in the lanes off Grafton Street, particularly Duke, Dawson, Nassau, and Wicklow Streets, while the tiny Cow’s Lane has some exquisite boutiques with collections by local designers. A meander down Grafton Street will lead you nicely to St. Stephen’s Green where well-deserved refreshment awaits.