Nassau St. Gift Shops, Dublin

It would be a pity to leave Dublin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts which are unique to Dublin and can be purchased in the wonderful souvenir shops along Nassau St.
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Nassau St. Gift Shops Map

Guide Name: Nassau St. Gift Shops
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin (See other walking tours in Dublin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Author: Daniel
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The Kilkenny Shop

1) The Kilkenny Shop

What to buy here: Irish Linen & Knitwear.

Made from flax fibers, linen was historically a very important Irish trade good. While in days gone by it was a ubiquitous fabric in various kinds of clothing, today the labor intensive nature of its manufacture makes it a luxury good that is generally reserved for use only on special occasions. Table linen and linen bed sets are a common wedding gift, although most contemporary Irish household would keep it for the most special of guests as well...   view more
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Lapis Jewelers

2) Lapis Jewelers

What to buy here: Connemara Marble.

Quarried in the western part of the country, in the county of Galway, Connemara marble is a distinctive green variegated stone that is prized for use in interior design and ornaments. Craftsmen such as J.C. Walsh and Sons quarry the rock from natural outcrops and carve and polish the stone to best show off its natural beauty. Connemara marble graces the halls of Trinity College Dublin and can be seen in Kensington Palace in the United Kingdom. It is also...   view more
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Butler's

3) Butler's

What to buy here: Irish Chocolate.

While Ireland is not necessarily a country you think of when considering chocolate, Irish chocolate manufacturers such as Butlers and Lir will be championed by the locals as at the very least equal to Swiss and Belgian offerings. Both Butlers and Lir take their craft extremely seriously and produce Irish chocolate that is not only aesthetically pleasing but utterly irresistible to the taste buds. Butlers has strong ties to Irish society ever since it was...   view more
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Trinity Sweaters

4) Trinity Sweaters

What to buy here: Knitwear.

The often cold and changeable weather of Ireland means that few natives are without a selection of warm knitwear in their closets. Traditional chunky Aran sweaters are often seen in postcards and photobooks of Ireland, but in recent years more delicate designs have become fashionable both for winter wear and layering in the months of autumn and spring. Local designers use the wool of native sheep and more esoteric yarns from llamas, alpacas and goats to create...   view more
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The House of Ireland

5) The House of Ireland

What to buy here: Irish Crystal is well known throughout the world for its high quality, and the shamrocks that are presented to the US president on St Patrick’s day are traditionally placed in a crystal bowl. The AFCA National Championship Trophy, the People’s Choice Awards, and the Formula One German Grand Prix Trophies are all designed by Waterford Crystal, which gained a reputation in the 1700s for terrifically fine flint glass of the best quality. Tipperary and Kilkenny crystal are...   view more
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Elverys

6) Elverys

What to buy here: Sports Equipment.

Ireland has several unique sports that come under the banner of Gaelic games. Hurling, Gaelic Football and Irish Handball can all trace their roots back to Celtic times, with the legend of Cu Chullain making particular reference to his skill with the hurl. The yearly national championships or ‘All Ireland’ are attended by tens of thousands, with many more watching the matches at home or down the pub decked out in their county colors. Two hurleys and a...   view more
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Avoca Handweavers

7) Avoca Handweavers

What to buy here: Irish pottery and knitwear.

Ireland is home to successful commercial potteries such as Belleek, but there are also more than 300 studio, craft and hobby potteries in the country. Many homes have a few pieces of traditional heavy earthenware that have been passed down through the generations. More modern pottery and ceramics are also produced, both for tableware and ornamental use. Prices range by designer, collection and item – A four-mug set from Avoca will cost €50...   view more

Walking Tours in Dublin, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Create Your Own Walk in Dublin

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dublin is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
A Walk with Famous Irish Writers

A Walk with Famous Irish Writers

Check out this unique tour to learn about the lives of famous Irish writers, such as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. You will visit places from their daily life, as well as monuments, museums, a birth place, and even a final resting place. Follow this tour and learn more about Dublin’s literary background.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Daily Life Tour

Daily Life Tour

The real life of Dubliners is hidden away from the main tourist attractions. Those who live in Dublin and breathe its air daily, live an interesting and complex life. Take this tour to feel what it is like to be a Dubliner. Walk off the beaten track, shop alongside Dubliners, perhaps even go to an opera at The National Concert Hall.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
City Center Souvenir Shops

City Center Souvenir Shops

It would be a pity to leave Dublin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts which are unique to Dublin and can be purchased in the wonderful souvenir shops around the City Center.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Parks and Gardens Walking Tour

Parks and Gardens Walking Tour

In the golden age of Queen Victoria, suzerain of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Dublin grew into a wonderful and flourishing city with many parks and gardens. It has succeeded in maintaining these natural wonders over the centuries. Even in the 20th century, after a cruel modernization and remodulation in the 60s, the city of Dublin is still one of the greenest European capitals. Take this tour and breath in the green air of Dublin's parks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Art Galleries Tour

Art Galleries Tour

Dublin's city center is home to several prominent galleries, like the The National Gallery of Ireland, which is a must see for any art lover. Dublin has a varied and rich art-scene, from classical to contemporary, from domestic to international, it offers something for everyone. Take the following tour to discover the most popular and prominent art galleries in Dublin.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Places of Worship Tour

Places of Worship Tour

This tour will give you a glimpse of Dublin's religious life. There are many churches located in the old town of Dublin, a place unaffected by the city’s radical modernization of the 1960s. They are the guardians of Dublin’s spiritual side as well as architectural history. Take this tour to familiarize yourself with some of the city’s most holy places.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km

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