Dublin's Best Shopping Areas

With the shopping district of Dublin accessible by foot, Maldron Hotel Smithfield will not disappoint. Whether you are looking for high street fashion, Irish designers or classic Irish souvenirs you will be satisfied with all Dublin has to offer.

Shopping in Dublin city focuses on the two main pedestrianised shopping streets of Grafton Street on the south side and Henry Street on the north side. Both streets are just either side of the River Liffey and only a few minutes’ walk apart but both areas have a distinctly different buzz and identity.

Here is some information on the shopping district in Dublin:

Henry Street

Henry Street is one of two main shopping districts and is one of the most popular shopping streets in Dublin. It has some of Irelands most loved names in high street fashion including Zara, New Look and Forever 21. The street also has two shopping centres; Jervis shopping centre and The Ilac Centre. The street is also home to two prominent department stores Debenhams and the extensive Arnotts. Arnotts is Ireland’s largest department store and offers a massive choice of Irish and international brands in gift wear crystal glassware, fashion, furniture, sportswear, children’s wear, fragrance and beauty products. The store has a dedicated Irish Shop and a selection of four comfortable cafes and restaurants. A trip to Henry Street is not complete without visiting this department store. This shopping street is just a 12-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Smithfield.

Grafton Street

Grafton Street is the other main shopping street in Dublin and is located a 2km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield. This is one of Dublin’s most prominent shopping district with flagship stores such as Brown Thomas department store, this store has been a landmark store on Grafton Street since 1849. In this store, you will find prestigious designer brands. Grafton Street offers the perfect place for window shopping, where you can sit and enjoy a coffee in the well-known Bewley’s, watch the street performers or listen to buskers. If you are looking to pick up something nice for an event, Grafton Street boasts an array of sophisticated shops with a wide range to choose from.


Gather a bunch of your friends, get planning your trip and shop till you drop! 

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