Moving to Hall comes with many challenges - such as learning to feed yourself and do your own shopping. Here's the lowdown on the best options you have available to you in Hall.

Convenience Stores:

  • Tesco Express: This shop is located a 7 minute walk from Halls (head in the direction of Rathmines)

    • What it's handy for: Basic groceries, ice-cream and quick meals


  • Tesco, Rathmines: A quick 15 minute walk from Halls.

    • Handy for: Your weekly shop​

  • Tesco, Dundrum: This is a much larger Tesco and has a greater range. The quickest way to get to Dundrum Shopping Centre is to get the Luas heading away from St Stephens Green and get off at the Balally stop.

    • Handy for: Bulk buying​, food intolerance

  • Lidl & Aldi, Rathmines: These two supersaver stores are a 20 minute walk from Halls. This can be quite far to carry heavy shopping bags. However, the 140 bus does stop directly outside them.

    • Handy for: Your weekly shop, cheap alcohol​

  • Lidl, Ranelagh: Visiting the Lidl in Ranelagh (get on the Luas and go two stops in the direction of St Stephen's Green) is quicker and easier than visiting the Lidl in Rathmines. There is also a Supervalue in Ranelagh. This is also a handy option on your way home from College in the evening.

    • Handy for: Your weekly shop, bulky things like cleaning products​ or drinks

  • Dunnes Stores, St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre: If you're heading home and need a quick fix the Dunnes Stores is located at the very back of the shopping centre. The price range varies a lot, so stick to the Basic range if you're on a budget.

    • Handy for: Quick meals or a snack​


  • Ikea, Finglas: Hop on the 140 outside Halls and ride it all the way to the last stop and you will be at Ikea. Bring a friend or two as the journey could take more than an hour at times.

    • Handy for: Good value and good quality kitchenware

  • Kitchen and Homeware can also be found in all shopping centres listed below.

Shopping Centres:

  • Swan Centre, Rathmines -

    • Shops include: Dunnes Stores​, Tiger, pharmacy

  • Dundrum Shopping Centre -

    • Shops include: LOADS of places to eat (including Five Guys aka your new addiction), Primark, Tesco, Argos and lots of clothes shops

  • St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre -

    • Shops include: Dunnes Stores​, Boots, TK Maxx