What are your favourite things about the run-up to Christmas? Do you love cosy nights in watching Christmas movies with your family or wild nights out catching up with your friends? Do you prefer online browsing for presents or rambling through shops looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones? If it’s the latter, Osprey Hotel is the perfect spot for a pre-Christmas shopping break. Our hotel in Kildare is close to the country’s best outlet shopping and just 30-minutes from the centre of Dublin, Irelands shopping mecca. Here are some of the best spots for Christmas shopping near Kildare.
Kildare Village is an outlet shopping area, located less than 15-minutes’ drive from our Kildare hotel. Christmas is extra special in Kildare village with some of the most impressive and welcoming decorations in the country. Enjoy browsing over 100 boutiques of international fashion and lifestyle brands, which include Armani, Boss, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Mulberry, and Prada, together with unique Irish designers. It’s the perfect place to shop for a loved one who loves luxury but you don’t love the luxury price tag. There are lots of places to stop and refuel like Butlers Chocolate, Sprout & Co. Saba, Crêperie Angélie, Dunne & Crescenzi and more. Parking is free of charge, but it can get very busy over the Christmas season so arrive early.
Shopping in Dublin City gives visitors a little of everything. Whether you love luxury brands, independent Irish boutiques or browsing the high street for a bargain, Dublin City has it all. Christmas shopping is made extra special when you visit Christmas Markets. There isn’t one central market but there are lots of smaller options to choose from. Mistletown is the best of Dublin’s Christmas markets, held on St Michan’s Street in the old fruit and veg market. Dun Laoghaire Christmas Market starts on Saturday, November 26th to Friday, December 23rd. Terenure Christmas Market is a one-day event held on 3rd December. Each Christmas market is unique with different suppliers selling something unique at each one. It’s also a great excuse to warm up with a Bailey’s hot chocolate or a Hot Toddy if you’re not driving.
Liffey Valley is a one-stop shop for your Christmas shopping needs. The shopping centre has all of the usual high street names like Tommy Hilfiger, Gym+Coffee, Next, Zara, H&M, Bershka, Boots, Office, Lifestyle Sports, Dunnes Stores and many more. You’ll find something extra special in Fields for your other half, a gorgeous jumper for Dad in M&S and something cute for your Kris Kindle in Tiger. Liffey Valley also has a huge Penneys spread over three floors where you’re sure to bag a bargain. You can make a day of it by planning a delicious meal in Eddie Rockets, Hudson Rooms or Cosmos before you watch a movie in the multi-screen Vue Cinema. Liffey Valley is 30-minutes door-to-door from our Hotel in Kildare.
What do you buy the person who has everything? How about the gift of choice? This year, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your couch to spoil your loved one. Simply browse our selection of Osprey Hotel Vouchers and gift them instantly via email. You can choose from a hotel voucher, which you can spend in any department of the hotel from accommodation to food and drink, or a spa voucher giving your loved one a choice of bespoke treatments at a time that suits them.
Shop Relax Dine Package
We have the perfect package for guests coming to Kildare for some retail therapy. Our Shop Relax Dine Package gives you everything you need for a successful pre-Christmas shopping spree including:
- Cosy overnight stay for two
- Full Irish breakfast
- Mouth-watering 3-course evening meal
- Complimentary drink on arrival
- 10% Discount for Kildare Village
- €20 spa credit – €10 per person towards any treatment in the spa of €90 or more per person
- 1pm check out for stays Sunday to Friday
- Free Wi-Fi & parking, complimentary access to our leisure club.
To book this package or browse our best available rates, visit our official website. You won’t find deals like this anywhere else! We look forward to welcoming you for a Christmas shopping trip in Kildare.