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If you are looking for tourist type Irish goods, start your browsing on Nassau Street but the two most popular areas for shopping are Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Temple Bar is a trendy area most popular for avant-garde fashion that appeals to the younger set.
Grafton Street is a pedestrian-only shopping street with two large department stores a myriad of smaller shops. Explore the side streets off Grafton for specialty stores.
Check a Dublin map or guide book for a listing of the areas of specialty shopping such as antiques, paintings, open markets, etc.
What visit, especially a genealogically related visit, would be complete without perusing bookstores. The map of Dublin I used listed 38 bookstores! Whatever you're looking for, chances are good that they will have it.
Dawson Street is the main area for bookstores with Waterstones and Hodges Figgis (with 1 1/2 million books!) located there. There are many smaller booksellers all over the City - just keep your eyes open as you wander around the City. There are also a number of used and antiquarian booksellers.
This has only been a brief tour of some highlights of Dublin City. With a longer stay, there are many additional places to visit - Bank of Ireland, Newman House, City Hall, Marsh's Library, Whiskey Corner and Guinness Brewery, Dublin Writer's Museum, Custom House and more.
The places you see are limited only by the time you have.
MORE Pictures of Places of Interest
For information and pictures for the General Post Office, St. Stephen's Green Park, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins (Royal) Barracks, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin Castle and the Four Courts sites please see the 1916 Easter Rising web page (with narrative and pictures). Tour, and Article
Submitted by Corky © 1998
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