I would be remiss if I didn't talk at least a little, about shopping in Dublin. On every trip we have managed to poke around at different stores to find those special things to bring home.
The National Museum of Ireland has a very nice gift shop as many museums do and the Museum of Art does as well. We did find a few things but not everything we were looking to bring home.
On previous trips we have gone to the shopping mall at St. Steven's Green, we didn't however do this on our latest visit. We discovered the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street. First the good news, you can order online from them and right now the shopping is free. They sell Irish products and not the kind covered in shamrocks that make you think of Lucky Charms, fine Irish crafts and goods.
We absolutely loved this store and did a lot of shopping there. We then walked over to Grafton Street and went to a much more traditional Irish shop to get our wearing of the green gifts. Called Carroll's it has all the things you might like and the prices were not crazy high.
I can't seem to locate my pictures of the Kilkenny Shop but if you visit their website you will have a good idea of what it is like.