The Powerscourt Townhouse Center

Café on the first floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse Center

The Powerscourt Townhouse Center in Dublin

Only a few find their way to one of the most beautiful shopping temples in Dublin. Powerscourt Townhouse Center is just steps away from the city's famous shopping street, Grafton Street. However, only a narrow passage leads there, past the Bewley's Oriental Café, A rather inconspicuous street sign points out. So you have to know what's behind this alley. The bulk of the shoppers, however, remains on the main shopping street and pedestrian area of ​​the city.


Courtyard at the Powerscourt Townhouse Center in Dublin, Ireland
Courtyard at the Powerscourt Townhouse Center in Dublin, Ireland


Shops in the Powerscourt Townhouse Center

"Nice for us," I think. So we leave the crowds on Grafton Street and walk a few steps to the Powerscourt Center. The shops are housed in the former town house of Richard Wingfield, the 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730 - 1788). He resided here during the Irish parliamentary season with his wife Lady Amelia. Noisy celebrations took place in this house at the time. You can still imagine that a little today. However, elegant shops are housed in his Georgian building today. They sell everything from art to clutter. There are elegant jewelry shops, antique shops and galleries, as well as shops that sell finely woven tweeds. Here we find hand-knitted Irish sweaters as well as mementos that remind us of our stay in Dublin.


Necklace in the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin
Necklace in the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin


Coffee break in the Pygmalion Café

The inner courtyard is in the center of the residential building. Around this, the shops are spread over two floors. The Pygmalion Café is also located there. There, visitors can relax from shopping with a coffee break. Sitting next to us is a Japanese woman who is getting suggestions for her city tour in her travel guide. In addition, a businessman is talking excitedly on his cell phone. He's obviously busy juggling appointments appropriately. Finally, a couple is sitting in front of us, recovering from a stroll through town.

We do the same and use our time at the Powerscourt Center to warm up with a cup of tea from the rain outside the doors of the shopping center. We also enjoy a piece of cheesecake and orange cake. At the same time, we observe a group of mothers giving each other tips on how to best deal with their offspring. Your babies listen with interest in your arms.


Cake assortment in the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin
Cake assortment in the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin


We enjoy our tea with cake and relax in Dublin. There's no better place for people-watching than in one of the cafes or Pubs, These are available on every street corner.

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The Powerscourt Townhouse Center

12 thoughts too "The Powerscourt Townhouse Center"

  1. Huhu Monika,

    Dublin is this summer exactly my topic - the next road trip (at least flight and car) are already booked - and your tips I will certainly plan!

    LG Anke

    1. Hello Anke,

      I'm already looking forward to your reports. When does it start?

      Best regards,

  2. Hello you two,
    Well I would have infinite money, I would have bought the necklace probably smooth! Sounds like a nice shopping center, especially if it is in such a historic building, funny that then no more people get lost, but like you, I'm always happy when you can escape the tourist crowds a little :)

    Love from,

    1. Dear Franzi,

      yes, many times you wish to have a money donkey, if you see great things like this chain on the way. On the other hand - do you really need that? In the meantime I ask myself the question again and again. With luggage restrictions in the aircraft, it is often not so easy to take everything that you like on the go.

      Best regards,

  3. I also like to take breaks in a café, relax after walking and watch people. That is part of traveling somehow :) You described a nice snapshot there, I can really imagine how the Powerscourt Townhouse Center became a paradise for short breaks, especially with the "cool wet climate" in front of the doors. Such a tea tastes twice as good.

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Nicole,

      I can only agree. The Powerscourt Townhouse is a great place to pass the time when the weather is not so inviting outside. We really enjoyed it.

      Best regards,

    1. Hello Victoria,

      yes, on the one hand, Dublin is a modern city where Google and its affiliates have their offices. On the other hand, there is also much left over from the history of the city. And of course the coffees and pubs are definitely worthwhile. Cosiness is a matter of honor there.

      Best regards,

  4. The plan for my summer this year ... Roadtrip through Ireland - I'm looking forward to it! I will take a long look around your Irelandsection: D

    1. Hello Anke,

      Ireland will please you. I'm looking forward to your reports.

      Best regards,

  5. Dear Monika,
    but the Halsgeschmeide is very hard to get used to :-)
    But I agree with you. Nowhere else can you observe people more beautiful than sitting in a cafe.
    I like this very much on city trips.

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Katja,

      I actually really liked it. Of course, this is not for everyday use. But especially when you are traveling and have to “rig up” on the way, I find something very practical. Simply a black sweater or a black shirt with black pants and the jewelry. You're ready for an elegant evening! And with very little luggage!

      Best regards,

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