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 selection of retail stores; these include TK Maxx, Dunnes Stores, Quicksilver and United Colors of Benetton. For tourists visiting the city there is an excellent range of shops providing gifts and of course the building itself is something that any visitor to Dublin should see.

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre houses unique specialised stores that you will not find anywhere else in Dublin such as Wrestling Mania which is Ireland’s official and exclusive stockist of WWE, UFC and MMA brands making it the perfect place for wrestling and martial arts enthusiasts. Asha is a boutique for music paraphernalia and gothic and alternative clothing and accessories, a selection you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Banana Tree has a variety of novelty items and gift ideas with gadgets and gimmicks for all ages.

On the top floor of Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is the Green Gallery, the gallery offers a wide range of contemporary art from Irish and international artists. Being located in a city centre shopping mall and open 7 days a week makes this art gallery extremely accessible. The gallery hosts a wide variety of exhibitions and has gained a strong reputation. The top floor of the shopping centre also houses Portrait Artists where you can have a portrait drawn from a favourite photograph, a great gift idea or memento to take home from a trip to Dublin.

If you are looking for somewhere to eat the shopping centre has a wide selection including O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar, La Croissanterie, Johnnie Cupcakes and TGI Friday’s. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is home to Sinnott’s Bar, Dublin, a traditional Irish bar renowned for its carvery lunches and pints. Sinnott’s is also a great place to watch live sports, with a choice of 7 screens.

If you are looking for a unique shopping experience and a change from generic shopping malls Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is the place to visit.

Laura Finn

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