With all the rapid monetary growth of Dublin came both rises in the population of Dublin an increases in the amount of money Irish people had in their pockets. As the Celtic Tiger roared on, most of the areas around Dublin were developed into residential areas. With large amounts of men and women moving into suburbia of Dublin, it made sense to build shopping centres in these same suburbs. a few years back people shopped in the centre of Dublin, but today this new generation of shopping centres draw tourists not simply from suburbia in which they are located, but from all over the location and the Areas around. In the following paragraphs I have always been going to have a quick glance at the shopping zones found in suburbia around Dublin. centre
The Square Shopping Middle
Located in Tallaght, (pronounced Tallah) The Square was the first of new generation of shopping organisations to spring up around Dublin City. The Pillow or ‘Square’ as it is known is so named because it is built in the condition of a Square. The ‘Square’ is 3 flooring high and is home to Roches Stores, Bordure, Dunnes Stores, Champion Athletics and Lifestyle Sports. Generally there is also a multi-screen cinema.
Blanchardstown Shopping Center
The Blanchardstown Shopping Center was the biggest shopping centre in the country. Known locally as the ‘Blanch Centre, ‘ the centre has four wings and massive car auto parking areas which struggle to cope with the traffic at weekends and getaway periods. Among the major multiples in the centre are Argus, Penney’s, Dunnes Stores and Marks & Spencer. In case you only have time to visit one shopping centre during your trip to Dublin, this should be the main one.
Liffey Valley Shopping Middle
The Liffey Valley Shopping Hub was a controversial development and the rezoning of the land is now an issue being looked at due to suspicion that the politicians who rezoned the land were bribed. The shopping centre is bright and airy and is meant to look like South Beach in Ohio. There is the normal collection of multiples here, but what really sticks out is the location, just off of the M50.
Dundrum Town Hub
Dundrum Town Centre is the hottest shopping centre in Dublin. The Hub only opened in Mar 2005 and is now the major shopping centre in not merely Ireland but most of Europe. The point tenants in Dundrum are Tesco, Marks and Gradzino and House of Fraser. The centre is also home to the first Starbucks to open in Ireland. The Dundrum City Centre has one major advantage since it is situated next to the Luas Green Line helping to make access from Dublin Metropolis Centre very easy.
The Pavilion Swords
Situated in Swords in North State Dublin, the Pavilion is another of the new breed of shopping companies. The shopping centre is spacious, bright and over two floors. There are currently new extensions being included with the Pavilion which include a cinema and more shops. Parking in the Pavilion is free for the first 3 hours.