For new visitors to the city the tourist office on Forster Street, near the train station at the lower end of Eyre Square stocks an impressive range of Irish interest books and maps.
The largest shopping mall in the city centre is the Eyre Square Centre which has over 70 shops is the most popular and vibrant shopping environment in the city centre and includes a mix of local Irish retailers as well as the top high street brands including Penneys, New Look, Tiger, JD Sports, Mothercare, Specsavers, Vera Moda, Jack and Jones, Dunnes Stores, Top Shop, Next, Burger King and many more. As well as our leading mix of fashion and leisure retailers, Eyre Square Shopping Centre has a selection of cafe style eateries offering shoppers a range of choices from tasty nibbles to coffee and snacks such as Insomnia, Costa Coffee and Starbucks. If you are looking for unique gifts, Giftworks in the centre sells some pretty glassware and pottery from around the world as well as Irish style exotica such as eelskin purses.
Opening hours: 9am to 6.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Thursdays and Fridays it opens from 9am to 9pm. Also Sunday opening all year round.
Debenhams at the top of Eyre Square includes top fashion labels for adults and children. Marks & Spencers and TK Maxx are located here too.
Fallers Sweater Shop, just off Eyre Square, stocks a good range of contemporary and traditional design knitwear, with your traditional Irish tweed caps.
On Williamsgate Street is the Treasure Chest (Tel +353 91 567237), a fine gift shop which stocks an excellent range of quality Irish products; Belleek, Waterford Glass, Royal Tara China, and a wide stock of quality European gifts in glassware, china, linen, lace and tweed. This is also a well known shopping haunt of the rich and famous and has been visited by Ronald Reagan and Sharon Stone.