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"Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

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"Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

I'll be in Dublin this November and am wondering where I may purchase embroidered tea aka hand towels in the Dublin area. Something nice and locally made if possible. The gift is for my BF's mother who is of Irish heritage, but born in the USA. I won't have a car and the store needs to be accessible from public transport. I'll be staying one night at Radisson Blu Dublin airport.

Also, is there a dedicated tea store as well?

My plan is to do the Jameson whiskey tour and a visit to a local pub, looking at the one called "The Gravediggers". Is that pub accessible via public transport?

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1. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Greetings!

Try here> Kilkenny Design Shop, 15 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.

Great cafe

www.kilkennyshop.com/

I hope this info helps.

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2. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Try here http://www.thecakecafe.ie/shop.aspx

Eastlake, Ohio
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3. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Thanks, I'll look into this.

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4. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

close to dublin airport is a shopping centre known as "pavilions" at swords. in there there is a kilkenny design shop, but better still, there is a stand in the concourse, where they will embroider a towel for you, on the spot. any name, any message etc. it is accessible by bus from the airport.

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5. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

In the Grafton St area/central Dublin there is an Avoca store with a wide array of quality items. There is also a very nice cafe on the upper level.

Wherever you purchase tea/hand towels, check the label carefully. Many items are described as "irish" design, but are not actually made in Ireland. This is also true of many knitted items, some silver and crystal as well.

Eastlake, Ohio
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6. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Wow, I'll check out the labels. Last time in the EU, I found many items were made in Poland.

I'll be sure to check.

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7. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Tea towels are not hand towels. Tea towels are used for drying dishes. Handtowels are for, well, hands!

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8. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

Oh I thought they were the same. Then I'm looking for hand towels then.

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9. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

You'd have a better chance with Irish made linen tea towels.The only handtowels I could think of is http://www.lissadell.ie/#contact

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10. Re: "Tea aka Hand Towels" and other questions.

The 13 bus from O'Connell St stops near The Gravediggers (good choice by the way!)

dublinbus.ie/en/…

For a dedicated tea shop check out Clement and Pekoe on South William Street