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03-03-2013, 23:25   #1
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What do you think about Carrolls shops?

Hello there,

I am French and lived in Ireland and visited it for 6 months last year. It was fantastic Before leaving I bought some gifts at Carrolls shops. Like in any other gifts shops in the world, it was full of clichés. Like in Paris, you can buy many Eiffel tower items, stuff about cheese and Garlic. I just hate Garlic.

In Carrolls shops, Leprechauns items (drinking beers and saying rude things) are numerous! They seem to be one of the most popular stuff.

I am just wondering, what do Irish people think about Carrolls shop and about leprechauns items? Do you go there times to times?

Thanks for sharing
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Ive never been in a Carrolls shop. Are they a Dublin thing?
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Their lasagne is doing well since so many of the other brands have been pulled off the shelves.


See, I can do current issues too.
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I'm an actual Leprechaun.

I'm a 6 ft 2 inch spud loving Irishman.

Shure it doesn't get much better than this.
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I'm an actual Leprechaun.

I'm a 6 ft 2 inch spud loving Irishman.

Shure it doesn't get much better than this.
But do you say rude things?
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I've only ever gone there when entertaining foreign guests - usually American family or friends. Once I brought a small group who were visiting from India. They loved it. Apart from that, I would have no reason to visit such an establishment.
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I thought Carroll's shops only sold their own cigarette's.
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Any true Irish person has leprechaun items adorning every room in their house.
Carrolls is the IKEA for Irish people
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Carrolls shops are full of tacky crap and as such they are only located in the tourist areas. Ive been in one in Dublin once and once was enough.
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they are a painful reminder from our history
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Standard tacky tourist shop. I'd imagine few Irish people actually go in there.
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Ive never been in a Carrolls shop. Are they a Dublin thing?
Yes there are located in Dublin (maybe 11 shops) and other bigs cities. I saw one in Galway.
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tacky and cheap
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they are a painful reminder from our history
Are Leprechauns part of History ?
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Are Leprechauns part of History ?
Yes the English killed them all. That's the main reason there has been strife between us and the Brits all these years
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