As native German language teachers, we always encourage our students to visit Germany to embrace the German language and the German culture. Due to the current pandemic this is not possible, however you can still have a taste of Germany right here in Ireland.
Aldi and Lidl are the German supermarkets that everyone knows in Ireland, however there is a really cool homeware brand here too. Despite the Irish sounding name, Butlers homeware is a German retail store based in Stephen’s Green shopping centre, think of tiger and Ikea mixed together and you have this cool home furniture and accessories shop. This retail giant has 120 stores across Europe, and is a firm favourite here with Irish shoppers.
Food and Drink
It is such a pleasure to have German retailers Lidl and Aldi here in Ireland, with their high quality, low cost food and drink, and the odd necessity in the middle aisle, but you can have a taste of Germany outside these stores too. You can also get a taste of Germany at the Howth market with Frank’s German Sausage offering an array of bratwurst every weekend, and also available for BBQ’s and catering. If bread is one of your diet staples (like most of us) then you can purchase amazing German breads all across Ireland from Cork to Dublin, and everywhere in between. Check out Bretzel Bakery in Dublin, Bread and Roses in Cork, and one we have heard so much about, Bácús Bhréanainn in Dingle, Co Kerry.
If you’re in the mood for an authentic German restaurant, and you’re based in Co Wexford, look no further than Schnitzel House Wexford, where they serve everything from sweet treats, don’t forget us Germans love our coffee and cake, to Currywurst, Schnitzel and more.