Reynolds newsagents on Lower Abbey Street, right across from the Abbey Luas stop is at once both a throwback to newsagents of old, selling pipes and tobacco from Peterson’s for example, while also being completely unlike most other smaller stores in the city.
Where else would you see huge, burnished 18th century bronze plates of William Shakespeare on the wall above the till? Or collections of African art and ceremonial masks for sale next to the sweet counter? They stock flowers and plants but far more than just the usual apologetic bouquet of roses, you’ll find cacti and succulents, tulips and peonies.
Make sure you drop by to this family run business next you’re on Abbey Street.