'When your shop is quiet it's tough not seeing anyone come in. Christmas kept us going.'

As part of our ‘Christmas in Stephen’s Green’ video series, we look at the Donegal Shop.

By Paul O'Donoghue

IT’S ONE OF the most iconic shopping centres in the country and at this time of year Stephen’s Green is heaving with thousands of shoppers every day.

Many customers flock to the big supermarkets and chain shops on the lower levels. However some of the centre’s most unusual and eclectic shops are squirreled away on the top floor.

Fora talked to some of the businesses on this level to get some insight into their lives and what it’s like to run a shop at Christmas.

This is the first of this three-part video mini-series, ‘Christmas in Stephen’s Green’. We spoke to Linda-Mae Meagle of the Donegal Shop, an Irish craft store set up by her mother Carol over 20 years ago.

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