A modern Shaker Store sells delightfully humble wooden toys and furniture
Newbridge & the Curragh
The Newbridge Silverware Showroom is a purely commercial venture that trades on the area’s metalwork heritage as it peddles vast quantities of silver-plated spoons, forks and whatnots.
The Whitewater Farmers Market is held in the Whitewater Shopping Centre twice a week and has a wide range of local produce, including cheese, organic fruit and veg, organic meats and local crafts.
The village hosts an organic market on the first Sunday of the month during the summer months.
The farmers market takes place in Emily Sq.
Kilmacanogue & the Great Sugarloaf
Avoca Handweavers is one hell of an operation, with seven branches nationwide and an even more widespread reputation for adding elegance and style to traditional rural handicrafts. Operational HQ is in a 19th-century arboretum, and its showroom will leave you in no doubt as to the company’s incredible success.
Modern Ireland's grandest cathedral is this huge shopping and entertainment complex in the southern suburb of Dundrum. Over 100 retail outlets are represented. To get here, take the Luas to Ballaly, or catch bus 17, 44C, 48A or 75 from the city centre.
This is the birthplace of the superstar of all Irish cottage industries, Avoca Handweavers , which is housed in Ireland’s oldest working mill.
The weekly farmers market takes place in front of the heritage centre.
You'll have to rummage through a lot of junk to find a gem in this charmingly rundown weekend market, which stocks furniture, records and a few clothes stalls. It's cheap though.
On Fridays, over 20 producers sell breads, tarts and preserves, free-range and duck eggs, butter, fruit and veg, flowers, and arts and crafts at the Askea Country Market .
Offers a comprehensive selection of coffee-table books on Irish contemporary art.
Vintage goodies, accessories, clothing and other unwanted sundries from the attic make their way onto the tables at this extremely popular monthly yard sale.
From dog food to detergent, everything in this market hall is organic and/or eco-friendly. Thursdays has a limited selection of local and imported fairtrade products, but Saturday is when it's all on display – Dubliners from all over drop in for their responsible weekly shop. There's an on-the-premises baker and even baby-changing facilities.
They say charity begins at home so get rummaging among the veneer cast-offs in this furniture branch of the charity chain where you might stumble across the odd 1960s Subbuteo table or art-deco dresser. Esoteric vinyl from the '80s is another speciality of the house.
This blue-fronted antiques shop does a steady connoisseur's trade in all manner of oil paintings (there's something for virtually every taste), vases, candelabras, silverware, porcelain and decorative pieces from the 18th century right up to the 1930s.
Decor is crammed with chunky teak and mahogany furniture from Southeast Asia, basalt Buddha statues, off-beat gilded mirrors and exotic throws – and all at a price we like, to boot.
Nestled amid the top-end antique stores of the Liberties, Cross is an open-plan gallery in a terraced house designed to be unintimidating (in both design and price) to first-time buyers. Contemporary and abstract artists such as Clea Van der Grijn, Simon English and Laurent Mellet are represented.
Fine furniture and furnishings from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras are the speciality of this respected antiques shop, where a rummage might also reveal some distinctive bits of ceramic and crystal, not to mention medals and uniforms from a bygone era that will win you first prize at the costume ball.
Some of the most interesting - and wackiest - shopping is done along Francis Street in the Liberties, the home of antiquarians and, in recent years, art dealers of every hue. Although you mightn't fancy transporting the hand luggage, you can have that original Edwardian fireplace you've always wanted, shipped to you by the shop.
Choose from high-end antiques, marble statues, beautiful contemporary lamps and glass work in this tasteful interior-design shop.