Ireland, or the Emerald Island, is also known as the Land of Monks and Saints and is arguably the most fascinating country in the world, even if you go by natural landscape alone. But there are spellbinding historic monuments here too and the rapid commercial development of the past few decades have created many retail shopping destinations for both locals and tourists to indulge in some retail therapy or window shopping. We invite you to drop in to some of these best shopping malls in Ireland, from the country’s largest (Dundrum Town Centre) to an example of one which integrates a medieval wall into its own structure (Eyre Square Centre). Whether it’s fashion or entertainment you’re after, Ireland’s shopping malls can cast a spell on you with their charm and diversity.
1. Crescent Shopping Centre
Situated in Dooradoyle, on the outskirts of Ireland’s third-largest city, the Crescent Shopping Centre is one of the earliest and largest retail draws in the region. It packs in major national and international brands, with Tesco and Shaws featuring among its anchor tenants. You can shop at familiar fashion brands, drop in for a bite at its selection of restaurants and cafes, and wrap up the day with some big-screen entertainment at the center’s 12-screen cinema.
Crescent Shopping Centre
Address: Dooradoyle Rd, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland
Website: Crescent Shopping Centre
2. Dundrum Town Centre
This is by far the largest shopping center in all of Ireland with over a 150 stores. Well connected by public transport, it boasts of exclusive brands including Massimo Dutti, Harvey Nichols, Hollister, and House of Fraser. There’s no shortage of restaurants either; the center has over 40 cafes and dining options, along with nighclubs and up to twelve cinema screeens. With an education facility and medical center as well, it’s no wonder this centre has received the Most Family Friendly Shopping Centre award.
Dundrum Town Centre
Address: Sandyford Road at Dundrum Rd. and Wickham Way, Dundrum, Ireland
Website: Dundrum Town Centre
3. Whitewater Shopping Centre
Located in the town of Newbridge in County Kildare, Whitewater Shopping Centre is packed with stores from leading regional and international brands. Fashion shoppers can immerse themselves in seasonal collection from Tommy Hilfiger, Marks and Spencer’s and H&M. If you’ve driven all the way, you won’t have parking issues either thanks to a generous volume of parking slots. There’s a food court to satisfy your post-shopping cravings, and you can head to Odeon Cinema to catch the latest screenings.
Whitewater Shopping Centre
Address: Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland
Website: Whitewater Shopping Centre
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4. Blanchardstown Centre
Another one of Dublin’s largest shopping centers, this one is located in County Fingal. The expansive Blanchardstown Centre features as many as three retail parks including a fashion park that has the likes of TK Maxx and 53 Degrees North. In case you have energy to spare after all the shopping, you can indulge your energy in the Leisureplex entertainment centre and then wind down with a film of your choice at the Odeon cinema.
Address: Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland
Website: Blanchardstown Centre
5. Jervis Shopping Centre
This one’s right in the capital of Ireland, on one of Dublin’s busiest thoroughfares so it’s no surprise that Jervis is among the city’s most visited shopping destinations. You’ll find stand out brands here including Marks & Spencer, Stradivarius, Topshop, and Next. From technology products, to fashion and books, you’ll find no shortage of standout Irish, British, European brands to explore. Once you’re done, you can head up to the food court for some quick feulling at Burger King and KFC pitstops.
Jervis Shopping Centre
Address: Jervis Street, Dublin, Ireland
Website: Jervis Shopping Centre
6. City Square Shopping Centre
Ever wonder what it would be like shopping in the oldest city in Ireland? Here’s your place: City Square Shopping Centre is easily accessed by public transport and hosts over thirty stores of well-known brands including Dunnes Stores, Debenhams, and River Island. There are plenty of options for a quick bite as well with the likes of the irresistible Shake Shack and the local Cafe Kylemore. While you’re in the historic city of Waterford, remember to look out for something the city is famous for - Waterford crystal.
City Square Shopping Centre
Address: Peter Street, Waterford, Ireland
Website: City Square Waterford
7. Eyre Square Centre
This shopping center is located on Merchants Road, in the culturally rich city of Galway, also known as The City of Tribes. It hosts local and global retailers of popular fashion and lifestyle brands such as Top Shop, Vera Moda, Penneys, and Jack and Jones. You can take a break from the shopping and tank up on caffeine and quick bites at Starbucks and Costa Coffee. Keep an eye out for a section of the city walls that date back to medieval times, that form a part of the architecture of this shopping center.
Eyre Square Centre
Address: Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Website: Eyre Square Centre
8. Ilac Shopping Centre
This destination has the distinction being Dublin’s very first shopping center and the very first to have glass lifts. It’s been renovated since, but it still remains a top draw for retail shoppers who head here to shop at stores from leading local and global fashion and lifestyle brands such as H&M, Debenhams, and River Island. The airy and light-filled center hosts well over 80 stores across a single floor and it accessible from as many as three streets. Unique for a mall, this center also houses a Central Library and a tranquility room.
Ilac Shopping Centre
Address: Henry Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Website: Ilac Shopping Centre
9. Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Located in Munster, on the Southern side of the one-time monastic city of Cork, Mahon Point Shopping Centre is well-connected by public transport and hosts stores of well-known brands such as Debenhams, Jack & Jones, and Zara. In case you tire yourself out from all the shopping, you can take a fuel stop at the food court which features familiar fast food outlets including KFC and McDonald’s. There’s also an Omniplex cinema where you can wind down to some well-deserved rest and entertainment. There’s a tourist discount scheme so you may want to enquire about the The Visitor Savings Passport.
Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Address: Mahon Link Road, Cork City, Cork, Ireland
Website: Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Retail therapy with Irish charm
Once you’ve had your fill of Ireland’s countryside and coast, you may want some regular urban rest and relaxation in the form of retail therapy. We invite you to explore Ireland’s best malls, from the country’s largest (Dundrum Town Centre) to an example of one which integrates a medieval wall into its own structure (Eyre Square Centre). Whether it’s fashion or entertainment you’re after, Ireland’s shopping malls can cast a spell on you with their finesse and local charm.
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