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6 Unique Shop Fronts of Dublin

  • Wed, 9 Apr 2014
Luca Truffarelli was recently commissioned by to capture the distinctiveness & personality of some of the capital’s independent shops.

Ranging in age and rich in history and character; each one of these businesses has its own unique story to tell. We chose seven of our favourite businesses from the original nineteen that were featured in the Visit Dublin photography project: Le Petit Parisien, Brother Hubbard, Christy’s Walk Around, Twisted Pepper, FX Buckley, Asian Food Co and J.P. Mullen Sports.


Le Petit Parisien


Provides a slice of Paris life and offers a warm corner of aromatic France in the heart of Dublin serving tasty French pastries and delicious coffee.


Brother Hubbard



Owners Garrett Fitzgerald and James Boland baked their way around the world. They’ve soaked up the flavours from Lebanon to Turkey and Syria to Jordan which has influenced many of their dishes. Now, they specialise in scrumptious cakes, scones and  hand-squeezed lemonade. All served up in a modern Design goat devised setting.


Christy’s Walk Around


Gives you a little piece of old Dublin as it has shied away from the contemporary shop front styles of Dublin today and gives you that old world feel. Christy’s sells a mixture of hardware and souvenir items.


Mullen Sports


Mullen Sports has been in business on Mary Street for over 96 years catering to men and women, young & old . Mullen sports offers a wide selection of martial arts clothing and equipment.


Asian Food Co


Asian Food Co Dedicates its walls to exotic food selection ranging from Indian to Thai to Turkish cuisine ingredients. With cooking classes and a friendly chef to help food lovers discover new tastes, it is a friendly spot to visit to fulfil your culinary passion.


FX Buckley


Collection is one for beer lovers and whiskey connoisseurs alike. All of their fresh meat comes directly from their own butchers on Moore Street. The beef is dry aged so that with each bite your experience in the cosy surroundings becomes more enjoyable!


Photographs courtesy of

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