With narrow streets and quaint shops in every nook (we're not sure what a cranny is so we're avoiding mentioning them), Ennis is, perhaps, the most endearing town in Ireland. It's no wonder Ennis was named by the Project for Public Spaces as one of the World's top 60 great places to visit. It was strategically built where the River Fergus forked and came together forming an island. In fact, Ennis takes its name from Inis, the Irish word for island. Safe and fun, Ennis offers visitors everything they might expect to find in Ireland. The people are kind and helpful, the shopping is good and the food is excellent. When you visit Ennis, walk along Market Street, away from the main drag and duck into the alley cutting over to the river. You will find a number of out-of-the-way shops where normally only the Irish shop. Many of the restaurants in Ennis were started in the 1950's by chefs brought in from around the world to provide good meals for the crews of the airlines landing at Shannon.
Experience the life and vibrancy of shopping in Limerick’s City Centre. From the high street bargains to top designer labels, Limerick’s got the lot. O’Connell Street and Cruises Street are lively thoroughfares and are home to all your favourite high street stores including Brown Thomas where you can browse through a wide variety of goods including fashion, accessories, homeware and beauty products all under one roof. Wander down pedestrianized Thomas Street and Bedford Row and be tempted by many treats ranging from jewellery to beauty to fashion and children shops. Or discover the many unique beautiful boutiques on Catherine Street. Whatever your shopping needs, you’ll find what you’re looking for in limerick City Centre.
Crescent Shopping Centre
The Crescent Shopping Centre is the biggest and most successful shopping complex outside of Dublin. On Limerick’s Dooradoyle Road, the Crescent is just two miles from Limerick City centre. The centre has a number of main anchor tenants, namely Tesco, Pennys, Shaws and Heatons. There are a further 88 shops, which include retailers such as Next, ZARA, H&M, HMV, River Island, Vero Moda and Jack & Jones.
Meadows & Byrne Bunratty
Bunratty Village which surrounds the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park offers some excellent shopping itself including Meadows & Byrnes and the Blarney Woollen Mills, located across from the castle in the centre of the village.