Northside Shopping Centre

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Northside Shopping Centre
LocationCoolock, Dublin
Coordinates53°23′45″N 6°12′49″W / 53.395761°N 6.213612°W / 53.395761; -6.213612
AddressOscar Traynor Road,
Dublin 17
Opening date18 June 1970; 49 years ago (1970-06-18)
  • Alan McCabe (Centre Manager)
  • Mindaugas Pasvenskis (Security Manager)
  • Caroline Sage (Customer Service)
OwnerPatron Capital
ArchitectStephenson Gibney & Associates
The old logo, in use from 1970–2016

Northside Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located in Coolock, a suburban area in Dublin's Northside. One of the earliest shopping centres in Ireland, it was built in 1970 and is the only one with a swimming pool. It has been expanded and refurbished and renovated a number of times and passed through the hands of the National Asset Management Agency, before being sold to Patron Capital.


The centre was originally constructed in 1970 as an open-air facility, designed by Stephenson Gibney & Associates. It, along with Stillorgan Shopping Centre, which remained open-air for decades, was one of the first modern shopping centres in Ireland. The local authority, then Dublin Corporation, arranged for a municipal swimming pool, constructed above the shopping centre proper.

Renovations and extension in the 1980s and 2008 have covered most of Sam Stephenson's original open-space concept.[2]

The centre was numbered among the property assets of NAMA, Ireland's post-recession National Asset Management Agency;[citation needed] it was subsequently sold to Patron Capital.[citation needed]

In 2013 it was announced that a €5 million further refurbishment was about to commence in the centre.[3] This followed the loss of the anchor non-food store, a Dunnes Stores branch, and saw the arrival of new shops, including Heatons (with Sportsworld), new dining facilities, and a Well Woman Centre. The refurbishment was completed in late 2016 following a 2-phase modernisation of both interior and exterior.[4]


  • Dunnes Stores
  • SuperValu
  • Iceland
  • McDonald's
  • New Look
  • Holland and Barrett
  • imagez
  • Ridgeways barbers
  • Cex
  • Cici and Boo
  • Peter Mark
  • EuroGiant
  • KFC
  • Subway
  • Book value
  • Coolock Public library (Temporary)
  • Fast Fixers
  • Thunders Bakery
  • David Carey Menswear
  • Sbarro New York pizza
  • Northside Hardware
  • Shoe Zone
  • Well Woman Center
  • Clippers Barbers
  • Northside Options
  • Dental Surgery
  • Brown Town sun beds
  • chiropractor
  • Sports Direct (Inside Heatons)
  • An Post
  • Permanent TSB
  • Eircom
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • JD Sports
  • Hickey's Pharmacy
  • Card Factory
  • Cosgroves Butchers
  • Heatons
  • Love
  • cafee Misto
  • WellWomen centre
  • Member First credit union
  • Gerrys furniture and bedding
  • Costa Coffee
  • MJ Jewellers
  • The Range (Located Just Outside carpark but remains part of the Centre)
  • Donal McNally Optitions
  • Regatta
  • Subway
  • Snazzy
  • Aburys Butchers
  • Lloyd’s Pharmacy
  • McCartans Pharmacy

The car park contains a branch of Paddy Power bookmakers and a public house. Kennys shoes and sports one of the Centres longest operating tenants has shut its doors recently.

Popular media[edit]

The branch of Paddy Power bookmakers in the car park was one of the venues visited in a Channel 4's Undercover Boss episode 3, season 4.[5] Also in the car park area are Liz Delaneys Pub (closed) and Cheers off-licence (Closed)


Three other centres, Omni Park Shopping Centre, Artaine Castle Shopping Centre and Clarehall Shopping Centre, compete for business in the area.


  1. ^ "Northside Shopping Centre". Savills Marketing Commercialisation and Research. 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "1970 – Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock, Dublin". Archiseek. 2015.
  3. ^ "€5m Investment for Northside Shopping Centre". Insider Media. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  4. ^ "It's celebration time at Northside Shopping Centre". Dublin People (newspaper). 16 October 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Series 4 - Episode 3 – William Reeve, Paddy Power". Channel 4. Retrieved 21 November 2016.

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