Ireland's top six shopping destinations


Of late, Ireland has emerged as one of the most popular travelling destination in Europe for backpackers and tourists alike. The island country, which is separated from Grain Britain by the North Atlantic Sea, is rich in cultural heritage and is credited for their Celtic Art.

While its scenic natural beauty, spectacular churches, praise worthy celtic art and Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse draws in tourists in thousands, many don’t know that Ireland is gradually transforming into a shopping hub as well.

To aid tourists and make them aware of the perks of shopping in Ireland, Tourism Ireland has launched a handy ‘Shopping on the Island of Ireland’ map. The map, which is compiled after taking references from locals lists local brands that have stood the test of times and represents Ireland as iconic landmarks. Exec Life lists down the shopping destination for our readers, who might have plans to hit the country sometime soon.

Read on!

Brown Thomas: Brown Thomas, a landmark on Grafton Street, is Ireland’s most beautiful lifestyle store. It is loved as much by locals as it is by international visitors looking for local and international brands.

Kildare Village: Kildare Village offers Ireland’s leading luxury outlet shopping experiences with savings of up to 60 per cent in more than 60 boutiques. It is a destination for visitors seeking a superior shopping experience and as an enjoyable day out.

Waterford Crystal :Since the early 1950s, Waterford has introduced some of the world’s most stylish and best-selling stemware patterns. So wine connoisseurs and goblet collectors know where to head.

Orla Kiely : Orla Kiely’s famous prints are often seen on celebrities including Kiera Knightly and Kirsten Dunst, and she has collaborated with companies like Apple and Citroën.

Newbridge Silverware: For 70 years, Newbridge Silverware has been designing and product quality giftware and jewellery and is associated with high profile names such as legendary actress Audrey Hepburn.

Irish Whiskey Stones: Located in the foothills of Connemara’s mountains lies the world famous Joyce’s Marble Quarry. The marble is cut and brought to Hennessy & Byrne Marble Works to craft into whiskey stones.

To take a better look at where these points are located, here’s the map:

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