Stop Panicking - These Shops Are Open Around Dublin On Christmas Day

By Darragh Berry

December 23, 2018 at 8:24pm

Stop Panicking - These Shops Are Open Around Dublin On Christmas Day

After all the Christmas shopping you've been doing every day over the last two months, it still didn't cross your mind to get enough milk for the 25th.

As well as this, you forgot to pick up batteries for the toys for the fourth year in a row. Marvellous.

Fear not, we've compiled a list of the places that are still open if you're stuck throughout the morning or day.

Circle K:

Formerly known as Topaz, these store are normally renowned for being open throughout the day on the 25th.

They have around 420 outlets dotted around the country and over 60 stores in Dublin alone.

Click here to find out if your nearest store is open today.

Heads up, Topaz stores that haven't been open in the past on Christmas Day are: Dublin Port, Omni, Maypark, Beaumont, Blessington Road, RSC, Glenview, The Square, Greenhills Road, Tullow Road and Grange Castle.

The rest are normally open between at least 9am-2pm.


Applegreen has 55 stores in Dublin and like other years, most of their branches are open.

They have no list of specific branch opening times available on their site but like most years, their 24 hour stores will still be opening on Christmas Day.

Lovin Dublin reached out to Applegreen for confirmation of these times but hasn't received feedback yet.

You can find your nearest store here.


The following Centra stores are open:

  • Coultry Park Ballymun 10am – 2pm
  • Rathmines 10am – 2pm
  • Capel St 10am - 8pm
  • Dame Street – 24 hours
  • Island key 9am -5pm
  • Temple Bar – 24 hours
  • Harold’s Cross 10am – 3pm
  • Terenure 10am – 5pm

You can find your nearest Dublin Centra store here.


  • SPAR Dame St 24hr - full barista insomnia service and 24 hr tasty deli available
  • SPAR Spawell, Templeogue - open 24 hours - Shop & Forecourt only on Xmas Day
  • SPAR / Texaco Swords Road - Open 24/7 all over Christmas
  • SPAR Thomas St 10am to 6pm
  • SPAR Christchurch 10am to 6pm
  • SPAR Rathcoole 9am - 6pm
  • SPAR College Green 8am - 10pm
  • SPAR Talbot St 70/72 10am - 6pm
  • SPAR Marino Mart 10am to 5pm
  • SPAR Clonsilla Road 10am to 3pm
  • SPAR Portmarnock 10am - 2pm
  • SPAR Coolmine - 10am to 4pm

McGuire's Mount Merrion Stores:

"We are open up until Lunchtime on Christmas day. A great tradition. Love seeing all the folks on Christmas morning.

"Batteries, Penny sweets, ice cream and cream are the peak trade on the day," said the owner of McGuire's. A good place if you're stuck.


Deliveroo will be available across Ireland this Christmas thanks to its new Marketplace+ service.

This will be the first time hungry customers will be able to order their favourite takeaway dishes on December 25th through Deliveroo.

Those looking for something tasty just need to log-on to the Deliveroo app between 8 am and Midnight (dependent on local restaurant operating hours) and will be able to order from lots of great local takeaways who operate on Christmas Day.

Joe Groves at Deliveroo said “Deliveroo is all about bringing amazing food to people when and where they want it, and we’re thrilled to say that now includes Christmas Day. So get comfy on the sofa and spend the day watching TV specials and don’t worry about lifting a finger - it has been a long old year and you deserve a treat."

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