Grafton Street is the shopping epicentre of Dublin, with a formidable variety of storefronts with the best clothing, souvenirs, gift ideas, and much more. For about 30 years now the street has been pedestrianised and – in keeping with shopping street traditions – has a few notable statues for sightseers to inspect and enjoy. An old favourite popular with local Dubliners and tourists, namely the Bewley’s tea and coffee rooms, remains open to a public eager to sample some genuine Irish hospitality and refreshments.
If you have just had a long day touring Dublin city, the multitude of restaurants in and around Grafton Street make it a superb place to conclude a day or prelude a night out in the nearby Temple Bar area. Notably among places of its kind, several of Grafton Street’s entertaining street performers and buskers have gone on to success and careers in performance and music in Ireland and beyond.
|Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.