If you’ve missed visiting shops these past few months and are looking for the ultimate shopping experience, then look no further than Cork! While Cork City itself is home to high street stores, local boutiques, and gift stores, there are also some great indoor shopping centres that can be reached by a very short public transport ride.
Here is our guide to the perfect shopping trip, to make sure you don’t miss any of the wonderful shops in Cork!
Cork City Centre
Clayton Hotel Cork City is located in the heart of the City, and less than a 2-minute walk from all of the major shops. Brown Thomas is on the notorious St Patrick’s Street, where you will find the world’s most exclusive brands. This is a one-stop luxury shop where you can get a special gift for everyone in the family.
Opera Lane is a hub for fashion in Cork. Located just off of St. Patrick’s Street and it has something for everyone no matter your style, from New Look, River Island, Next, Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Oliver Plunkett Street is one of Cork’s oldest shopping streets, home to small boutiques and niche stores such as Lush, L’Occitane, and Olori.
For Children, there is Pinocchio’s Toy Shop on Paul St., which stocks bespoke wooden toys, or Smyths Toys on Maylor Street.
Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Mahon is a short bus journey from Clayton Hotel Cork City or a 10-minute car journey. Mahon Point has all you’ll need under one roof, from fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, shoes, and accessories. It is also home to the Omniplex Cinema and has a dedicated Children’s Play Area to keep the children occupied while you shop.
You can take a break to refresh on your shopping spree by visiting the food court where there are options to suit everyone’s preference.
Wilton Shopping Centre
This is another shopping centre, which is a short bus journey or by a 10-minute car journey from the hotel. It is Cork’s second-biggest shopping centre with over 60 shops under its roof, most popular for its Penney’s store where you can grab a bargain or two.