George's Street Arcade

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George's Street Arcade
3.5
Historic Walking Areas • Flea & Street Markets • Shopping Malls
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Originally built in 1881 as the first European shopping centre ,this has been here since then serving a true Dublin shopping experience , covered indoor market with all types of retail from Jewellers, Barbers, Food cafes ,Gift Stores ,Memorabilia, Vintage Clothing, Books, Accessories shops and much much more , A true gem in the heart of Dublin city.
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1-2 hours
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Rude Owner
May 2021 • Couples
Whilst visiting Georges arcade recently took a look around the stalls and store. When we came across "Heads up" we asked the owner what's the best price he could do on an item.

He proceeded to swear at us, and went on a rant about how he didn't do any trade since 2020. How he didn't make a profit.

Firstly we made a reasonable enquiry. As a Dubliner does when visiting the market stalls. Secondly you usually shouldn't verbally assault your customers who want to give you their money.

But also as healthcare workers (A Carer & Nurse). And everything we have been through with Covid on the frontline services. To get this rant over a fiver was ridiculous. Needless to say we didn't bother with the store.

We took over business and trade to Kennedy and mcsharry at powers court shopping centre. Maybe you can buy class after all! lol

Also no social distancing, mask wearing happening. xoxo
Written 10 June 2021
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William
Killiney, Ireland7 contributions
No social distance being observed
Dec 2020 • Friends
Took a trip to George’s street arcade to pick up a book at stokes bookshop. A nice little shop which has a great variety of different books. Service is personal & friendly and it’s always nice to support local business as opposed to the big chains. Be aware they close at 6pm. However my issue is not with stokes bookshop, it’s with George street arcade, with no real social distance being observed. A lot of shops staff wearing masks others not. It really is a small area but with Covid, somebody should be keeping an eye on the large crowds that pass through and having a traffic light system in place. I would of bought other things, but felt it was safer to get out ASAP. Please sort this out.
Written 7 December 2020
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK731 contributions
Very small market but cool old building
Mar 2020 • Couples
Decided to walk to George Street Arcade to check it out but was quite underwhelmed. Nothing much there. Was only there for a few mins. Glad we got to see it though as the building the market is in is really cool.
Written 23 August 2020
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,969 contributions
Old-style shopping center
Sep 2019
Stop in to browse in the stores or get a bite to eat in a quaint, old-style shopping center (I understand this is the oldest shopping center in Europe). Nice place to take a little break and respite from the sun or rain while walking around through downtown Dublin.
Written 17 August 2020
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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,162 contributions
Gave me good "Once" vibes, but not much more
Dec 2019
I was in full-on geek-girl mode, fully enjoying my brief jump into the scenes of "Once". My husband's only ever experienced the Broadway show with me, despite the fact that we'd planned on watching the movie before our trip. So, even though he knows the story and is familiar with most of the music, he didn't get why I was giddy over things like an old music store, an arch at the entrance of a park, or this crazy-looking indoor/outdoor mall.

I tried to explain it to him - to plant the visual of Guy and Girl walking through this arcade, towing a busted-up Hoover along behind them - but my words fell on dead ears.

No matter, *I* certainly loved that I was walking the same streets as Guy and Girl, and that I was able to visit something that means something to me, even if it's not a typical tourist attraction.

That being said, the arcade wasn't something I'd want to go back to revisit (unless I wanted more "Once"-themed photos), and it wasn't a spot we wanted to spend a whole lot of time in.

The aisles were cramped, and most of the stalls and stores were closed when we visited. We did one pass down the first aisle, then made a hard right and went back up the aisle on the other side, but we just didn't see anything that made us want to stop. And even if we did, there just wasn't enough room for us to stop to browse, while allowing for other people to pass by.

Still, it was a stop I didn't even think to look up or seek out, and it really did make me a tiny bit giddy, recounting the scene for an uninterested husband. There's something to that, at least.
Written 4 February 2020
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Albert C
Rowland Heights, CA608 contributions
Tiny but historical
Nov 2019 • Couples
There weren’t too many shops within the arcade, but the building itself was interesting enough for a few pictures. There was an used book store that looked promising, but really not much else.
Written 30 November 2019
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RDCononver
Flanders, NJ1,041 contributions
Worth a Walk Through
Nov 2019 • Solo
The market was close to my hotel so given that so many of this type of market are worth walking I bought a coffee upon entering and did a loop. First I think I was too early as less than 50% of the vendors were open. That said there definitely is a unique mix from food to crafts to second hand to collectors items. The record shop was interesting. I’ll try after 10am on a future visit. Definitely poke your head in if just walking by (and don’t forget to look up at the ceiling).
Written 26 November 2019
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dagsmith
Virginia355 contributions
Street Arcade Worthy of a Stumble
Nov 2019
We stumbled upon this arcade on a rainy day and it was a wonderful respite from the rain and we enjoyed strolling through the booths, looking at the postcards and doing a bit of shopping. However, had we been targeting this as a stop I think we've been disappointed as it is small and cramped.
Written 10 November 2019
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Pittsburgh, PA33,673 contributions
Ok
Oct 2019 • Couples
There is really not a lot of things to do at George's street arcade. A lot of small venues. If in the area take a look. But not worth going out of your way to visit.
Written 3 October 2019
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baldandbeautiful666
Aughnacloy, UK176 contributions
Really Quirky
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is definitely the bohemian marketplace of Dublin but unlike a lot of cities this one is spotless, clean and safe. Even if you don't buy a lot of the stalls and items will make you smile.
Written 23 August 2019
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