Grafton Street Shopping
Grafton Street in Dublin City Centre is one of the primary shopping streets in the city and is just a two minute walk from The Drury Court Hotel. Grafton Street is approximately 400 metres in length and runs between St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.
The street is not only considered as one of the main shopping areas in the city but is also considered as a stage for Ireland’s aspiring musicians, artists, performance artists and poets. Some of the most famous ex Grafton Street buskers would include Academy Award winner Glen Hansard, Paddy Casey and Damien Rice. In recent years, at Christmas time, Grafton Street has seen unannounced performances from the musicians already mentioned as well as by Bono of U2.
Grafton Street would be considered to be one of the more exclusive shopping areas of Dublin city. The street includes retail residents such as Brown Thomas designer department store and an abundance of beautiful Jewellers located on the street itself and on surrounding side streets. St. Stephen’s Green shopping centre, which contains a wide variety of retail outlets, is located at the south end of Grafton Street. The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, located on South William Street just off Grafton Street, is a small but nice shopping centre which primarily contains antiques, arts & crafts, fashion and jewellery.
Grafton Street and the surrounding area is not only a place for visitors to Dublin to shop, but is also an ideal place to immerse yourself in the city’s culture.