The shopping scene at Cork Airport is as extensive as you would expect from the second-busiest airport in Ireland. The major airport retailer is The Loop, backed by smaller convenience shops and book stores.

The Loop is established in each of Ireland’s three major airports, and the branch in Cork offers all of the same convenient services that veteran shoppers expect. The Loop is unique, in that it offers the sort of duty-free services available through any major airport retailer, with plenty of local Irish products in between.

Shoppers will find souvenirs, sunglasses, fragrances, spirits, tobacco and confectionary on site. Designer fashion brands, jewellery and other luxury items are also on sale. Food items including Irish cheeses and smoked salmon can also be purchased here.

The Loop goes out of its way to win the hearts of shoppers with double-the-difference price guarantee on goods purchased here versus those available in downtown Cork. Customers can also take advantage of the company’s ‘Shop and Collect’ service, which allows you make your purchase in advance and pick it up past the customs declaration point once you arrive in Cork.

There are also two Eason booksellers in the terminal – one in the check-in area next to the Bank of Ireland, and the other in the departures area near Gate 5. Finally, the Irish-owned Londis convenience store operates a branch in the main concourse of the terminal next to the airport information desk.