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The Best Shopping Centres Near Woodford Dolmen

For all shopaholics, prepare your hearts and wallets to indulge in a retail paradise just moments away from the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. We are located less than 5 minutes away from Carlow Town and less than 10 minutes from Carlow’s Fairgreen and Carlow Shopping Centre. Our unique location is perfect if you come to the hotel seeking retail therapy. Our suggestion? Why not make a day trip to a neighbourhood town, hit the road and widen your shopping horizons? We are an hour from Dublin city centre just off the M9, 50 minutes from Waterford, and less than 30 minutes from Kilkenny.

We have a list of the best shopping destinations near our doorstep that will add excitement and shopping bags to your stay.

Fairgreen Carlow Shopping Centre

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Fairgreen is centrally situated in the heart of the southeast, nested in the bustling centre of Carlow town and just 9 minutes by car from the Woodford Dolmen. Offering a wide selection of over 30 shops including popular brands such as JD Sports, Tesco, Boots, New Look, River Island, Costa Coffee, IMC Cinema Carlow and many others. Free parking is provided for all visitors. This shopping spot offers an accessible and inviting destination, especially if you prefer shopping within walking distance.

Carlow Shopping Centre

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The closest shopping to the hotel, Carlow Shopping Centre is located just 7 minutes away by car. Despite being smaller and modest compared to other shopping destinations, Carlow Shopping Centre has its charm. With stores like Cups N Cones Ice Cream, Claire’s, and Omniplex Cinema Carlow, this is the perfect place for a quick visit to a welcoming retail venue. Although, if retail therapy is your plan for the day, we recommend you visit both Carlow shopping centres and walk around our city to discover our local stores.

Kildare Village

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Kildare Village offers an unparalleled luxury shopping experience with over 100 boutiques showcasing the world’s renowned designers like Prada, Armani, Nike and many more all offering discounted prices. Indulge in delectable Italian cuisine at the modern restaurant Dunne & Crescenzi, or enjoy coffee and treats at Starbucks, Avoca, Lindt, Butlers. Kildare Village is recognized as one of the 11 luxury shopping destinations within The Bicester Collection. An inclusive range of offerings cater to all, including, men, women, beauty enthusiasts and exercise lovers. Located just located 47 minutes from the hotel, we have a 10% discount code valid until September 2024 for all Woodford Dolmen customers. Just ask reception the voucher’s sheet.

Mcdonagh Junction Shopping Centre

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MacDonagh Junction is the largest shopping destination in the southeast region with 40 diverse retailers and 6 food outlets. Nested in the heart of Kilkenny City, adjacent to the train station and only a 26 minute drive from the hotel, it offers convenience. Hosting renowned high street brands such as, Dunnes, River Island, Next, Boots, H&M and TK Maxx. There are spacious indoor and outdoor car parking facilities available ensuring hassle free access. The central dining hub, Workhouse Square, provides a covered outdoor space with easy access to the main street. Restaurants in this outdoor space include, starbucks, bagel factory & O’ Briens among others. Additionally, entertainment options include K Bowl and a free play area cater to diverse interests, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, it’s a one minute walking distance from Kilkenny Castle, further enriches the allure of this lively shopping center.

Whitewater Shopping Centre

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Whitewater shopping center is situated in the heart of Newbridge town County Kildare, just a 20 minute stroll from the train station. Boasting an impressive array of over 50 stores, including renowned retailers like H&M, Pull & Bear, River Island and Marks & Spencers, it caters to diverse shopping needs. There are also numerous dining spots and a spacious 650-seat food court provides plenty of choice for culinary needs. The center also offers entertainment with its cinema and hosts various events, ensuring there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Located just a 45- minute drive from the hotel, it’s also worth exploring Kildare village on the same day as a mere 13- minute drive away, while visiting Whitewater.

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