St. Patrick Street
The main street in Cork City, you can find almost anything you require, from books, music, arts and crafts, to sporting goods, jewellery and furniture. Large retail stores such as Debenhams and Brown Thomas are also to be found. A wide range of High Street fashion outlets as well as some local fashion boutiques, such as Quills, will satisfy a desire for clothing.
Further information on Brown Thomas available
Further information on Merchants Quay available
Voted one of the top ten best food markets in Europe by the Observer Food Magazine, the English Market in Cork is not to be missed. The atmosphere, sights and smells make the English Market a shopping experience unlike any other in the city. The bustling market is full of the freshest produce from local farmers and producers, including meat, seafood, and fruit & vegetables. Pick up a helping of Tripe and Drisheen, a traditional Cork dish. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the homemade cakes and chocolate stalls will be the highlight.
The most recent addition to Cork's shopping scene is the Opera Lane Shopping Centre in the heart of the city. The stylish and comtemporary design of the complex merges well with the recently upgrade Patrick Street. Although not scheduled to be completely open until December 2009, Opera Lane will house 16 renowned high street shops, including favourites New Look, River Island, Top Shop, and new to Cork, The Gap and H&M.
Corn Market Street
Corn Market Street is home to an outdoor market, with Saturday the main trading day. An assorted range of stalls are to be found. Shop for clothes, shoes, gifts, drapery, toys, and traditional Irish music and instruments. After a hard day shopping, retire to the Hugenot Quarter where you can soak up the atmosphere in a vast range of cafés and restaurants.
Mahon Point Shopping Centre
A number of shopping centres line the suburbs, the most popular of which is Mahon point. A short 15 minute drive from the hotel, Mahon Point is host to a range of the most popular shops on the High Street today. Whatever your needs, Mahon Point can meet them. Round off the trip with lunch in the food court and a trip to the luxurious 13 screen cinema.
More details available.
Blarney Woolen Mills
Located on the Blarney Woolen Mills site, the Woolen Mills gift shop specializes in the tweed and wool garments for which Blarney is famed for. A wide range of Irish gifts and souvenirs provide the perfect gifts for loved ones back home.
More details available here.
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