Henry Street

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staher
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
If in city center and want food Dunnes is a fantastic restaurant. Great breakfast menu. Lunch mains + all the trimmings 9.95. Several options of quiche sandwiches etc in deli. It's all really lovely, freshly prepared food....had to wait for fish and chips and we'll worth the money
Written January 24, 2024
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KeithC732
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
As a Dubliner, it has always annoyed me to see tourist coming to Dublin for the first time or perhaps on a return visit and only being told by the Irish tourist board about highly expensive shopping areas such as Grafton Street, Temple Bar and St Stephens Green for shopping. There is nothing wrong with this as those areas do indeed have a great many shops cafes etc to enjoy. However you might not enjoy the high charges those areas add onto your bill. They are known as the most costly shopping areas, not only in Ireland but also in Europe. You will find the most Dubliners go nowhere near them. Just across O'Connell Bridge and next to the GPO ( a major tourist attraction so easy to find) you will find a very large shopping street called Henry street. It is about the same size as Grafton street, if not bigger, filled with countless department stores such as Debenhams, FCUK, Pennys (Primark) Next, HMV and lots more. There are also two also a large shopping malls, The Ilac Centre and jervis Shopping Centre, right in the centre of Henry street. You will see true Dubliners shopping and chatting, along with friendly street venders selling goods from stalls on the streets, anything from sweets to clothing. It is known by most Dubliners that something you by on Henry street, will cost you double on Grafton street (due to its posh name and innocent tourists not knowing where else to go. So take it from a Dubliner, see the REAL centre of shopping in Dublin city centre, Henry street. You will find it just off O'Connell street, turn left after the GOP, next to the Spire. You wont be sorry when you see the money you have saved.
Written April 15, 2014
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Renner Buzatto
Sao Paulo, SP40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
Awesome street where you can find lots of stores and it's one of the most popular streets in Dublin. Crowded place every time and near other famous places and streets of Dublin, such as Grafton St. Talbot St. and so on.

Really good place to visit and buy stuffs and souvenirs.
Written February 5, 2014
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David D
Devon, UK24,934 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Couples
Thursday 4th August we were walking about the streets of Dublin exploring sights and the landmarks in the City.

It was also a bit of a trip down memory lane as I grew up in Dublin many years ago.

Henry Street a main pedestrian shopping Street, is located off O'Connell Street along the side of the GPO.

Standing at the top of the street, and visible from along way down the street, stands the Spike of Dublin.

It was once a thriving busy street which was lined with department stores, clothing shops, trendy boutiques and so much more.

When we visited w number of shops were closed, boarded up and covered in graffiti.

The large building that was once the home of the iconic Roches Stores and then Debenhams now stands empty. This added to the depressed feel and look of this once top shopping street.

The other main store, Arnotts did little to raise the spirit of the litter strewn street. The Ilac Shopping Mall can be accessed from here.

Perhaps the street and it's occupants and the missing ones need some more time to bounce back from the economic effects of the global pandemic.

One of it's side streets is the once bustling market street, Moore Street (reviewed separately).
Written October 13, 2022
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201Sheila
Auckland Central, New Zealand114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
There are two big street shopping areas in Dublin - Grafton St & Henry St. Having been to both I recommend Henry St for those who are die-hard shoppers. You will find the usual brands there - M&S, Debenhams, Forever 21, Zara, etc. BUT there are other brands probably not so recognised yet they have good stuff. Ladies - recommend going to a shop at the top of Henry St called "noname". There are lots of street performers out here as well, which add to your shopping experience. The best thing about Henry St is that it is right in the middle of the city centre so you can stroll around and explore the rest of Dublin city, all the way from Parnell Rise to Liffey river. Moore St branches off from Henry St where you can find lots of fresh fruit, fast food and other local produce. Henry St provides a view of the local life. Must do.
Written June 3, 2014
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Gooner10-8
Dublin, Ireland1,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
It's a close-run thing (Grafton Street definitely has a lot to offer), but Henry Street is arguably THE premier shopping area in Dublin.

When you turn the corner from the historic GPO building you're entering a lively & attractive pedestrianised neighbourhood, with many impressive shops and a variety of food outlets. Named after an Earl of Drogheda, Henry Moore, the street itself only runs as far as the junction with Liffey Street, but "unofficially" many extend its length into what's actually Mary Street.

At the top of the street, a side entrance to the GPO was once the hall-door of our National Broadcasting Station, then known as Radio Eireann - they moved to Donnybrook in the 1960s, becoming RTE. A bit further down, you meet Moore Street on your right, home to a colourful array of market stalls, presided over by (mainly) "True Dubs".

Our favourite shop is Ireland's largest department store, Arnotts, which seems to stock practically everything (apart from groceries) and we enjoyed a coffee in the Bewley's cafe on the Abbey Street side, before doing our serious business in the store's furniture department.
We also spent some time in the nearby Debenham's (which used be "Roches Stores") and Marks & Spencer's, making some smaller purchases. Along the way, we "window-shopped" at a number of the many other attractive shops on the street, and paid a brief visit to "The Jervis Centre".

We've been told that over 30 million people a year visit the Henry Street area during normal shopping hours, and they can't all be wrong, can they ?

By the way, on our way back from our most recent shopping expedition, we once again enjoyed the great view of "The Spire" from the stretch of Henry Street between Liffey Street and Moore Street - you should too !
Written May 7, 2013
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Naureen Y
417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
This street in the heart of the city centre offers a wide variety of shopping for every type and for every one.Many big stores like Debenhams,Zara,Arnots are there.Two shopping malls like Jervis and Ilac offer many good brands.
Spar is in front of the street and great landmarks like Rotunda hospital,General post office,O'Connell bridge and others are at walking distance.Imax Multiplex Theatre ,many restaurants are at few moment's walk.
I recommend it for shopping more than Grafton street.
Written March 22, 2014
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jmp660
Toronto, Canada55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
Great shopping - close to Jervis Shopping Centre and Arnotts. I still liked walking along Grafton Street but definitely worth the walk across the River Liffey to see all the sights along Henry Street...
Written October 9, 2013
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Judith38Cork_Ireland
Cork, Ireland131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are great shops here and it is nicely pedestrianised. Fun!
Written February 9, 2012
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Matty B
Crown Point, IN158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Dublin has two known shopping streets. 1. Grafton Street and, 2. Henry Street.

What should be pointed out? Grafton Street is high end shopping...but as this is a review for Henry, let's keep to that. If you are at the Spire, facing it, and see the GPO on your left, you are facing North and Henry Street is to your immediate left and right, or West and East, respectively. This is important!

Henry Street to your Left (West) is the nicer part of the street with better shopping. To the Right (East) is older stores like Guiney's and a few others, and is not as nice...but certainly not dangerous.

There are some great points of Henry Street. It is home to 2 shopping centres, 1. Ilac and 2. Jervis. You will also find the well known stores like, River Island, TK Maxx, Arnotts, Dunnes, Penneys, and many more.
Written September 15, 2017
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