My Dublin: Irish Tradition at Avoca

Avoca is an Irish-owned department store that has been hand-weaving throws, rugs, scarves and more at their mill in County Wicklow (the same way it has been done since 1723!). Here, it is all about pure Irish tradition and heritage. There are several locations around the country, but I love the Dublin location for its top-floor cafe, its "hidden" garden and the gourmet food hall on the bottom floor. It's a wonderful place to browse and find a great gift that you can only find in Ireland, just off the madness of Grafton Street. 

The Avoca garden