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Shops and Restaurants

Designers, craftsmen and classic traders alike will tell you that Dublin is famous as a hub for innovation. And that extends to what you find in stores across the city. Visitors may make the line to the two main dragons of the Irish capital, Grafton Street to the south and west of Henry Street to the north. Both are packed with international high street chains and the all-encompassing Dunnes, Irish budget department store. But in the short term, there are plenty of independent shops, markets and commercial engineering that can enhance the Dublin experience in line with its novel bars, modern restaurants and one-of-a-kind hotels.

In early Irish history, citizens were eating potatoes and buttermilk. In fact, potatoes were so prominent in Irish cuisine that during the first half of the eighteenth century, potatoes were the main source of energy for Ireland. That changed a bit, however, and now the Irish have a wider food culture.

The Irish have a rich diet of shrimp, salmon, vegetables, soda bread, cheese and grilled meat. Other popular dishes include boxty, full Irish breakfast, colcannon, Irish dish and barmbrack. Boxty is a bowl made from potato cakes that had been very pancakes. Boxty is often served with fried meat and vegetables.

The most popular of these items is a full Irish breakfast, consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, fried vegetables, rotten potatoes, soda bread, tea and milk. It's the food that keeps you full throughout the day. An Irish full breakfast can be reserved for a second meal of the day, called a dinner, served from time to time between one or two evenings

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