I have a deep love of Ireland. If you’re new to my blog and love Ireland too, you might want to check out this and this. You see, I had the trip of my lifetime a few years ago, a trip that when I tell people about meeting and finding my family in a small Kerry town, they get chills. When I think of our next trip to Ireland, I think about the things we would do this time. Bookshops! We only popped into two while we were in Ireland the first time and I would love to check out some of these fabulous shops.
Charlie Byrne, Middle Street, Galway. We went here and it was amazing the staff was so friendly, perfect place to stop in and pick up a great book. Also in 2013 they won The Best Bookshop in Ireland award – congratulations!
The Clifden Bookshop, this is the perfect bookshop to stop in find some great treasures. Clifden is one of the most stunning towns I have ever seen. Go there!
Bridge Street Books, Bridge Street in Wicklow. This is a must stop shop, it also won the Irish Times Best Book Shop in Ireland 2014.
O’Mahony’s Bookshop, 120 O’Connell Street, Limerick; this family owned bookshop has been a local favorite since 1902.
Vibes and Scribes, 21 Lavitts Quay, Cork they also have a craft shop across the quay at 3 Bridge Street.
Whyte’s Bookshop, in Schull, Cork. What a quaint children’s section the petites will love it, this is amazing and worthy of a trip to Cork.
The Book Centre, John Roberts Square, Waterford – this place is seriously cool, according to their website, they are housed in the old Art Deco styled Savoy Cinema, built in 1937.
The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. There is so much to see and do in Dublin – we missed this gem the first time around, we won’t be missing it a second.
Please tell me if I have missed a fantastic Irish bookshop. I have only been to one of these and the rest are on my bookshop bucket list. If you have been to one of these tell me all about it, I can’t wait to get back to Ireland and explore these lovely shops.
4 thoughts on “Bucketlist Bookshops: Ireland”
My dream vacation is Ireland 🙂 Then New Zeeland! Love the pictures, what an amazing adventure for you!
You have to go, it is an amazing place you will love it. I think New Zealand would be an amazing place to travel as well, the landscape is so gorgeous there.
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if you can stand the smell of real old books stacked up like cholesterol in winding staircase arteries “Scéal Eile” in Ennis co. CLare is worth a look, stocking some local authors too and the cheapest versions of Kerouac and HEmmingway ive ever seen NEw!!
you have a great pasttime!!
I have now added this bookshop to my list of places we will have to visit on our next trip, this shop sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing. -Erin