Powerscourt Centre, Speciality Shopping just off Grafton Street

Powerscourt Centre, a speciality shopping centre located just off Grafton Street at 59 South William Street is a historic Georgian building that was the home of Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt in the eighteenth century. Lord and Lady Powerscourt had fine tastes and employed the best artists and craftsmen to decorate the townhouse. Today, there […]

Grafton Street, ‘the best gig in Dublin’ say Halcyon Daze

To describe the music of Halcyon Daze the words ‘funky’ and ‘cool’ spring to mind, their sound is reminiscent of 1970s American soul. Their music provides the perfect soundtrack to a warm summer day on Grafton Street. The Dublin band say they prefer playing on Grafton Street to pubs because the street offers a large […]

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, a Shopping Centre with a Difference

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is a shopping mall with a difference. The magnificent architecture of the building is something to behold. Designed in the style of a Victorian glasshouse, the shopping centre blends in to the historic Grafton Street area and St. Stephen’s Green, the Victorian era public park. The shopping centre has a great […]

St. Stephen’s Green, a Place of Beauty and History

At the top of Grafton Street lies an idyllic escape from the noise and crowds of the city centre, the 22 acre St. Stephen’s Green park is filled with lush gardens, beautiful flower beds and a variety of sculptures and monuments. Having been enclosed in the seventeenth century the current formation of St. Stephen’s Green […]

The History of Grafton Street, 1708 – Today

Grafton Street was established in 1708 by the Dawson’s, a wealthy Dublin family. The street was named after Henry Fitzroy, the first Duke of Grafton. It began as a residential street which was a popular address among Dublin’s more affluent citizens during the eighteenth century. In 1758 the famous Whytes Academy was established, an English Grammar […]