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.
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.
For those who love everything French, a visit to The French Paradox will be delightful. This wine bar and shop has a chic setting and features superb wines from France's top vineyards. Settle in their bar and take a sip of vino. Ask for their staff for suggestions and they will guide you to the right one. Nibble on tapas inspired French bites that are a perfect accompaniment to your wine. The shop besides exquisite wines also stocks cheese, Havana Cigars, French preserves, charcuterie, and gift vouchers.
Ever-growing in size, Blanchardstown is probably the most regularly frequented Dublin area shopping mall. A cinema and a Leisureplex games arcade will keep the young ones entertained, while chain stores Dunnes and Debenhams anchor the whole center, providing household and family necessities. There are a few restaurants and all the shops you might expect to see at a mall, including Boots, Eason, H&M and more. There are also two or three adjoining complexes that house a PC World and many other shops.
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.
This shop predates the current craze for aromatherapy and holistic medicine and it still has the homely ambiance of a 70s co-op, complete with fliers for yoga classes and enthusiastic staff offering sage advice. There's a large selection of quality supplements in addition to the usual organic and vegetarian foods.
You can't live in Dublin for long without being aware of Dunnes Stores. They are major players in the grocery business and have a reputation for value. Their selections of clothing and household items are looking quite stylish of late. Dunnes is making a bid to be an Irish Marks & Spencer: they aren't quite as smart as M&S, but they aren't as expensive either. It's always worth a visit for the weekly shopping, and a south side branch with an excellent food hall is located in the basement of the St. Stephen's Green shopping center.
The Dublin branch of this U.S. clothing outlet has finally arrived in Temple Bar, much to the delight of the city's trendy set. Spread over four floors, Urban Outfitters offers a range of contemporary styles for both sexes, in addition to funky household items and a range of quirky accessories. An in-house DJ spins hip-hop and drum 'n bass on the second floor, making it probably the most self-consciously cool store of its kind in the city.
Established in 1881, George's Street Arcade is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. This enclosed shopping arcade, in the heart of Dublin, is iconic for its Victorian architecture. It is home to over 50 boutiques and stores retailing an array of merchandise – from clothing, jewelry and accessories, to art, antiques and memorabilia. Explore the charming passageways for a special souvenir, and stop by at a cafe for an Irish treat.