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The ultimate Dublin New Year’s Shopping Guide

by aaronbarry
22 December 2017 · 2 min read

Dublin is a haven for shoppers, and getting the year off to a great start with a shopping spree could be just the ticket to beginning 2018 with a bang! For those looking for the best spots to indulge in a little retail therapy, we’ve put together this quick guide to shopping till you drop…

George’s Street Arcade

Ireland’s oldest shopping arcade is located in a historic building in the very centre of Dublin city centre. About five minutes’ walk from the shopping district of Grafton Street and the vibrant hub of Temple Bar, the Victorian era marketplace is packed with some amazing independent shops and boutiques which are sure to provide you with plenty to remind you of your stay at The Davenport Hotel Dublin. First opened in 1881, whether you’re seeking original jewellery, clothing, souvenirs or music, there’s something here for every taste.

Brown Thomas

One of Ireland’s most iconic shopping hubs, Brown Thomas was founded in 1849 and quickly became associated with luxury. It’s a reputation the company still holds today, with luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes all under one roof alongside some 200 carefully curated designer labels from around the world. The customer service and sheer quality of the goods on offer have seen the store hailed as one of the most extraordinary shopping destinations in Ireland, making it a must-visit for shoppers staying at our hotel near the National Gallery of Ireland.


Dating back to 1843, Ireland’s oldest shopping centre is still one of it’s largest, with everything from the latest fashion to furniture, kitchenware and electricals. There’s an enormous 300,000 square feet of shopping space to explore, and many floors are dedicated to specific shopping areas to help provide an even-more impressive and enjoyable shopping experience for all ages. Whoever you’re buying for, everyone staying at O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel Dublin is sure to find exactly what they’re seeking – and there’s even an array of options for grabbing a meal mid-shop, including a bakery, food court and restaurant.

Powerscourt Shopping Centre

Once a stately home for Lord Powerscourt, today Powerscourt Townhouse is a lavish shopping centre ideal for some new year strolling and shopping! There are antiques, jewellery and gifting options, as well as a wide variety of Irish-made items perfect for grabbing yourself an authentic souvenir. The unique surroundings are sure to inspire, as is the sheer variety of what’s in store – and there’s even restaurants and bars to relax in along the way.

Dublin’s Shopping Districts

The city is known for a number of different shopping districts aside from the most prominent shops, arcades and shopping centres. Grafton Street and Henry Street are two of Dublin’s primary high street delights, and there is only a short distance between the two – meaning that whether you’ve a morning, afternoon or a whole day to spend on shopping, Dublin has something for every possible trip.

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