Shopping in

Ireland

Shopping in Ireland

If you are looking for souvenirs from Ireland you should read this.

Going聽shopping in Ireland聽is a real treat! From quirky boutiques to big-name shops and everything in between, Ireland has all kinds of souvenirs and products to take home with you. From traditional trinkets to Guinness memorabilia,聽souvenirs in Ireland聽come in all varieties! Of course, the capital city of Dublin is a shoppers' paradise, but you鈥檒l find plenty of interesting shops and regional gifts as you travel around the island of Ireland. Here are just a few of the most sought-after聽things to buy in Ireland聽during your next trip to the Emerald Isle.

Chocolate

A little known fact is that Ireland is actually the home of Cadbury鈥檚 chocolate, and buying a bar of the popular聽Dairy Milk聽is a must-do if you travel to the Emerald Isle! Furthermore, chocolate connoisseurs love Ireland鈥檚 wide variety of聽artisanal chocolate聽products and on any high street across the country, you鈥檒l find numerous chocolate shops selling mouth-watering treats that you can easily fit in your suitcase and take back home! Some of the top chocolatiers to look our for in Ireland include聽Butler鈥檚聽and聽Bean & Goose.

Waterford Crystal

Famous worldwide for its high quality,聽Waterford Crystal聽is headquartered in the town of the same name in southeast Ireland. A decadent souvenir indeed, Waterford Crystal produce a variety of glassware, from聽wine glasses to chandeliers.聽But don鈥檛 worry if you鈥檙e not visiting Waterford on your trip to Ireland, as the brand is sold in department stores and homeware shops across the country. One of the best聽souvenirs to buy in Ireland, a piece of Waterford Crystal is sure to be a sparkling reminder of your time in the Emerald Isle!

Guinness Memorabilia

Guinness and Ireland go hand in hand, and indulging in a pint of the black stuff is almost obligatory if you travel to this country! One of the most popular activities to enjoy in Dublin is a tour of the聽Guinness Storehouse, and here you鈥檒l find an incredible gift shop with all kinds of Guinness-inspired souvenirs. Furthermore, gift shops throughout Ireland sell聽Guinness merchandise, so no matter where you travel you can pick up one of these聽popular Irish souvenirs!

Irish Whiskey

Distinct from its Scottish counterpart, Irish whiskey is spelt with an 鈥榚鈥 and is one of the most popular聽souvenirs to buy in Ireland. Known as聽鈥榰isce beatha鈥, or the 鈥榳ater of life鈥, whiskey plays an important role in Irish culture and a bottle of local whiskey is the perfect gift to take home with you.聽Jameson, Black Bush聽and聽Bushmill聽are three of the most popular and well-regarded Irish whiskey brands.

Claddagh Rings

Dating back to the 17th-century,聽Claddagh Rings聽are one of the most charming and popular Irish souvenirs. A Claddagh ring is a ring with a design of a聽heart being held in two hands聽and the way in which it is worn can symbolize several different things. For example, wearing the ring on your right hand with the heart facing away from your body shows that you鈥檙e single. If you wear it on your right hand with the heart facing inward this symbolizes that you鈥檙e in a relationship. Wearing a Claddagh ring on your left hand with the heart facing out shows that you鈥檙e engaged, whilst wearing it on the left hand with the heart facing inwards shows that you鈥檙e married. An excellent, meaningful souvenir that would make a beautiful gift for a loved one!

Aran Wool

We all know that Irish weather can be unpredictable, therefore a cosy聽Aran wool sweater聽is an incredibly practical聽souvenir to buy in Ireland.聽Made from pure merino wool and hand-stitched, Aran sweaters use traditional patterns steeped in centuries of history. These chunky knit jumpers can be purchased throughout the country in specialist shops and are a great investment piece for your wardrobe, sure to keep you warm for years to come!

Pottery

Countless high-quality potteries are based in Ireland, and as such, you鈥檒l come across all manner of beautiful ceramics and pottery wares during your trip to the Emerald Isle. From flowery motifs to traditional Celtic designs, you鈥檒l find pottery to suit all tastes and decorative styles. Department stores are a good place to look for Irish pottery, but you鈥檒l also find artisan designer shops in many of the major towns and cities.聽The Dingle Peninsula聽is particularly well known for its potters.聽

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