Top Choice Market in Temple Bar

Temple Bar Food Market

From sushi to salsa, this is the city's best open-air food market; pick, prod and poke your way through the organic foods of the world with a compact stroll through gourmet lane. There are tastes of everywhere, from…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Grafton Street & Around

Avoca Handweavers

Combining clothing, homewares, a basement food hall and an excellent top-floor cafe, Avoca promotes a stylish but homey brand of modern Irish life – and is one of the best places to find an original present. Many of…
Top Choice Music in Temple Bar

Claddagh Records

An excellent collection of good-quality traditional and folk music is the mainstay at this centrally located record shop. The profoundly knowledgeable staff should be able to locate even the most elusive recording f…
Top Choice Jewellery in Grafton Street & Around

Barry Doyle Design Jewellers

Goldsmith Barry Doyle's upstairs shop is one of the best of its kind in Dublin. The handmade jewellery – using white gold, silver, and some truly gorgeous precious and semiprecious stones – is exceptional in its bea…
Top Choice Books in Grafton Street & Around

Ulysses Rare Books

Our favourite bookshop in the city stocks a rich and remarkable collection of Irish-interest books, with a particular emphasis on 20th-century literature and a large selection of first editions, including rare ones …
Top Choice Food in Grafton Street & Around

Sheridan's Cheesemongers

If heaven were a cheese shop, this would be it. Wooden shelves are laden with rounds of farmhouse cheeses, sourced from around the country by Kevin and Seamus Sheridan, who have almost single-handedly revived cheese…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Grafton Street & Around

Irish Design Shop

Beautiful, imaginatively crafted items – from jewellery to kitchenware – carefully curated by owners Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey. If you're looking for a stylish, Irish-made memento or gift, you'll surely find i…
Top Choice Homewares in Grafton Street & Around


Beautiful tableware and decorative home accessories all made by Irish designers. Ideal for unique, tasteful gifts.
Top Choice Books in Galway City

Charlie Byrne's Bookstore

A civic treasure (established in 1989) with a collection of new, second-hand, third-hand, discounted books (many €1) and out of print titles that can keep you browsing for weeks. With stock stuffed into a succession…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Carrick-on-Shannon

Market Yard Centre

This restored series of buildings in the centre of town has an interesting array of shops selling everything from nautical gear to crafts. Don't miss the farmers market, which draws an impressive array of organic fa…