- Mayfly (Dublin): Dublin’s perpetually cool Temple Bar district is filled with creative, quirky little emporiums, and this is one of the best, selling unique jewelry, vintage fashions, and other irresistible accessories. Look for the cow in the buggy out front!
- Claddagh Records (Dublin): One of the best music stores in a country that takes its music very seriously, Claddagh Records is a must for lovers of traditional Irish music. In addition to instruments and sheet music, they also sell some great (and tuneful) souvenirs.
- Brocade and Lime (County Cork): This wonderful, vintage-style clothing boutique sells retro fashions by contemporary Irish designers. It’s no surprise that it’s got a legion of celebrity fans.
- Avoca (County Kerry): One of the most Irish of Irish brands, Avoca sells beautiful blankets, clothes, and other woven fabrics made in its traditional workshop in the Wicklow Mountains. The flagship store is in Dublin but our favorite is the little branch clinging to a bend in the road near the Ring of Kerry.
- Lorge Chocolatier (County Kerry): French chocolatier Benoit Lorge makes exquisite creations from his workshop just south of Kenmare. The wrapped gift boxes are little works of art in themselves.
- Steensons (County Antrim): This elegant, long-established jewelry design firm has recently gained a whole new kind of fame, owing to its specially-commissioned work for Game of Thrones. The pieces are as elegant as they are collectible.
- Belleek China (County Fermanagh): The world-famous brand of fine china has been furnishing the tables of the upper crust since 1864. The visitor center, near Donegal, has a magnificent collection for sale—and they’ll ship internationally if you’re worried about getting your delicate selection home in one piece.
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