Whether it's the old school glamour of renowned fancy department stores that you crave, or the kitsch nature of open air markets and book stalls there is always something within walking distance in Dublin's city centre. The two main shopping districts in Dublin are located either side of the Liffey and have a wealth of high street shopping interspersed with expansive department stores and open air markets. The only suburban shopping centre on this list - the Dundrum Shopping Centre - is a mere fifteen minute ride on the Luas tram line and offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the centre of the city with plenty of amenities for families with young children. If you want to intersperse your shopping with a look at some of the city's landmarks then taking a stroll down Grafton Street and popping into the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, or stop by The Spire that overlooks Henry Street to get in your quota of sightseeing before hitting the shops. Those looking to peruse something different should try the weekend markets in Temple Bar or the Moore Street fruit and veg market to get a slice of authentic Dublin and perhaps some food to accompany it.
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