If whiskey is your poison, get ready to indulge to your heart's content. After the educational tour of the distillery, and your careful attention to the historical overview, retire to the in-house pub and make a little whiskey history of your own. There's also a restaurant with fixed price menus for lunch and dinner. Whether you want to learn more about the whiskey making process, indulge in hearty food or taste new spirits, a visit to Old Jameson Distillery won't let you down.
Temple Bar is often used to symbolize the extraordinary changes which Dublin has undergone in recent years. In the 1980s, this district of the city was earmarked as the site for a vast bus station. Galleries and small shops colonized the cheap properties, however, the bus-depot plans were abandoned, and the area now boasts of a warren of bustling shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants. Some of the country's best cultural institutions have found a home in Temple Bar, including the Irish Film Centre and the Gallery of Photography. Two new civic spaces, Temple Bar Square and the striking Meeting House Square have been created and utilized by artist and traders. In short, this district is one of the city's most colorful and vibrant; make a point of seeing it for yourself.
Grafton Street and the surrounding area is the most upmarket shopping district in Dublin. Grafton Street itself is pedestrianized and runs from Trinity College up to St Stephen's Green. It is home to some of Dublin's signature businesses, including the city's most elegant department store Brown Thomas. Grafton Street is also home to many familiar high-street names, and the upper end of the street is anchored by the sunny, glass-roofed St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. In the surrounding area, Dawson Street features Waterstone's, the city's best book store. Wicklow Street boasts some funky shoe shops and Clarendon Street is home to the upmarket Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. In all, this district should supply most, if not all, of your shopping needs.
Located at the top of Grafton Street, Stephen Green's Shopping Center is probably the best shopping center in Dublin. It has managed to combine upmarket stores with more practical outlets, all under a great vaulted glass roof. There are a lot of well-known names here like Boots and Tk Maxx, as well as a variety of independently run fashion outlets and shops selling novelty items. A car park is located in the basement. Other amenities like baby feeding facilities and internet access are also available.
Established in 1982, Carrolls Irish Gifts is a Dublin-based retail company, which has attained the status of 'Market Leader' in its market segment of high-end clothing and gifts. Carrolls currently features more than 10,000 traditional Irish products comprising of Guinness Official licensed clothing, gifts, and merchandise, jewelry, casual clothing, fashion accessories, music, toys, confectionery, glassware, and kitchenware.
Established in 1969, Grahams is a traditional Irish shoe store in Dublin, stocking high-end footwear for men, women and children; encompassing a wide range of world-renowned brands for both casual and formal use. The store stocks shoes made by popular brands such as Skechers, Converse, Bourbon, Geox, Ricosta, Clarks, Vagabond and many more.
Comic book fans tend to be a reticent bunch, but there is no need to be shy in Dublin. Indulge your passions here at the wonderful Subcity. The staff are laid-back and willing to answer any questions and no one will look at you strangely no matter how obscure your request - comics are their thing too. From the mainstream to the obscure, the chances are the title you want is here or can be found for you. If you are a comic enthusiast in Dublin, make sure you give them a try.
DESIGNyard is set inside a converted Victorian warehouse in Temple Bar and is one of the most progressive and original stores in town. The shop stocks custom-made furniture, jewellery, lighting and textiles, as well as providing a crucial showcase for new Irish design talent. Always worth a visit if you're seeking something original for your home, DESIGNyard is not just a craft extravaganza, it's practically a living exhibition centre.
Not just your usual seasonal Irish vegetable market, this rather elegant series of outdoor stalls sells slightly more exotic bread and vegetables than the norm. It also offers homemade Italian foodstuffs, mussels and wild Irish salmon. The produce tends to be organic where possible and the chocolates are handmade, so you know that this could be quite a pricey but worthwhile little jaunt!