Shopping in Dublin
Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green is full of beautiful historic buildings housing iconic Irish businesses such as Brown Thomas, Weir & Sons and Bewley’s Grafton Street Café and offers an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. It has a great variety of retail stores including café’s, bars, restaurants and hotels and caters for shoppers searching for high-end or high street.
The famous street has become renowned as a launch pad for musical acts and has played host to U2 front man Bono. Other principal shopping streets beside Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street.
The nearby Powerscourt Towncentre is one of the nicer, albeit small, shopping centres in the city - Also close by is The Georges Street Arcade, an indoor market well worth a visit.
O' Connell Street
Home to "The Spire" the worlds atllest piece of sculpture, O'Connells Street is one of Dublin's most implressive streets. Walking southwards from Parnell Square to O'Connell Bridge you will see
- The Parnell Monument showing the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party,
- A taxi rank with its small Sacred Heart Shrine and a statue of Father Matthew nearby,
- The Carlton Cinema with its painted fake windows,
- A statue of James Joyce a few yards away
- The GPO,
- Cleary's Department Store,
- The statue of Jim Larkin and finally
- The massive O'Connell Monument, still displaying bullet holes from the Easter Rising