Barnardos Bridal

8 Upper Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire and 11A Selskar Street, Wexford and ONLINE
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Barnardos Bridal Rooms is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets in bridal. With locations in Dun Laoghaire and Wexford, they stock a wide collection of premium designer bridal gowns donated straight from the design houses or bridal boutiques. Gowns are brand new and have not been worn. This always comes as a surprise to many! It is correct, brand new, unworn gowns and accessories are stocked in both beautiful boutiques. They boast a diverse collection of gowns in many shapes and sizes. There are new gowns arriving weekly.

Both Bridal Rooms boast beautiful bridal experiences. All appointments are private and accompanied by a bridal consultant to help you choose the perfect gown. Each bride-to-be is treated to an individual consultation by appointment only.

Prices start from €350 and all proceeds go right back in to Barnardos which means that by purchasing your gown with Barnardos, you are helping children and families that really need support.


Barnardos Bridal Rooms also offer a wide variety of accessories to choose from including hair pieces, shoes, bags, jewellery, veils, capes and shrugs in each bridal room. In addition, you can shop for accessories at their online store right here. All items are up to 30% OFF the RRP. 


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Nicola Lynam
Married on 7th Oct 2023
I visited Wexford and Dun Laoghaire bridal shops last August. Jackie and Phyllis were so helpful. I loved a dress from both shops but picked one from Dun Laoghaire in the end which I loved and felt so comfortable in on the day. There was a good selection of dresses and sizes to choose from in both shops. Would highly recommend wedding dress shopping here. Thank you, Nicola
Added 29th Feb 2024
Antoinette Gough
Married on 23rd Aug 2023
Met Phyllis when myself and my daughter arrived. Such a lovely lady, and she put me at my ease immediately. I had my heart set on a Tea dress, and these seem less popular than your long wedding gown. We had a couple to try on, but we settled on one in particular. It needed some alterations to fit me, and Phyllis dressed me up with shoes, belts and all accouterments to give me an idea how the dress could look on my big day. She even brought us around to the local seamstress where I again tries on the dress to see what was needed. Unfortunately for me, it required more adjustment than I was happy with, so had to walk away empty handed. But this was because I was very clear on my dress style. There was loads of very beautiful dresses there, and many people get their dream outfit at Bernardos Bridal. So I would highly recommend you make an appointment and have a look. Phyllis, thank you again for your patience with me. For your Professionalism and kindness. We enjoyed our visit and meeting you.
Added 7th Apr 2023
Tara Flannelly
Married on 21st Apr 2023
I bought my wedding dress in Barnardos Bridal Shop D?n Laoghaire. I had a fantastic experience! Harriet was so helpful at finding dresses for me to try on, helping me fit them on and adjusting them and just providing lovely one-to-one service. I never felt rushed or under any pressure. She is such a kind, down-to-earth person. I found a beautiful wedding dress there and I am so grateful for the wonderful experience I had with Harriet in Barnardos. I would definately recommend this shop
Added 20th Aug 2022
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Married on 13th Jul 2018
As you don't know what you might find in Barnardos Bridal, I didn't want to get my hopes up too much when I went in last August. It was 11 months to my wedding, I was in no rush. But I fell in love with a beautiful dress.
The ladies in there are fabulous, so kind and genuine and as myself and my mother balled our eyes out they were delighted for us. They reccommend somewhere for alterations and Marie advised me to hid the dress away and not look at it. I took her advice and loved it even more when I wore it on my wedding day.
You don't know what you will find, my dress was totally different to what I thought I wanted, but the ladies are experts and so helpful and sincere. I'm so glad I found my dress here but even if I hadn't I'd reccommend it!!
Response from Barnardos Bridal
Hi Elaine,
Thank you so much for your kind comments and we our delighted that you found the gown of your dreams!!
Do you think you might be willing to share some photos of your special day so we can post them on our Bridal Room facebook page? If so, please send them to [email protected]
Thanks again for your lovely comments...we're thrilled!!!
Added 24th Jul 2018
Married on 2nd Jun 2018
Maire was so nice and helpful to me - I went in mostly to get an idea of what they had and what kind of price, and kept an open mind when it came to style. She was really knowledgable, full of handy tips and not pushy at all. Even though I don't think I found 'the dress' this time, I will certainly be coming back for another look!! I couldn't believe how good value the dresses were, and in perfect condition.
Response from Barnardos Bridal
Hi Cuban, thank you for telling us about your positive time when visiting our Bridal Rooms in Dun Laoghaire!
Added 16th Feb 2017
Married on 9th Dec 2017
Very helpful, lovely range of brand new dresses, got a beautiful dress for a fraction of the price while helping out a good cause. Would definitely recommend anyone to try there first, especially if you're not set on a particular style. Great help getting in and out of dresses, would rival any bridal shop.
The biggest selection were in the size 10 to 12 category.
Response from Barnardos Bridal
Hi Yvonne,
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to our Bridal Rooms and your kind comments.
Added 17th Nov 2015
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Married on 3rd Nov 2017
Was my frist visit 2day at d bridal shop n i was so nerves i was meet at d door by a very lovely lady marie n she just cudnt do enough for me she maid me feel so at home n d dresses wer so amazing i found my perfect dress which i am so plzed wit so i wud defo try der b4 goin anywer eles n its such a good cause so just want 2 say a very big thank you again 2 marie
Added 1st Aug 2017
Married on 24th Feb 2017
I went with little expectations first reason, I'm a size 8, mini me, and secondly; I knew the selection therefore might have been limited. I went with my eyes open. I found they had a great selection. With the help of Maire, she narrowed down my selection. She went above and beyond her role of duty. Very happy with dress and price. I was happy that I did not purchase at top end bridal shop as it ment more hours looking and probably more confused, my decision was made little over an hour. Over all great experience & very happy.
Response from Barnardos Bridal
Hi Oonagh,
Thank you so much for your comments and Barnardos are delighted that you have found the dress of your dreams and at the same time contributing to the work of Barnardos in Ireland. I will make sure Marie and the team receive your comments.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review as no doubt you are very busy leading up to your wedding day!!

Have a wonderful day and congratulations!!

Added 9th Jan 2017
I found the most beautiful dress in Barnardo's Bridal rooms. It was just what I was looking for; a gorgeous tea length dress. The dress was in perfect condition and such a reasonable price. The staff were so helpful and buying my dress there was such a pleasurable experience. Thank you.
Added 24th Aug 2013
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Naomi Smith
I bought my dress and veil from Barnardos early last year, and the girls were lovely in the shop, great selection of dresses, they also have shoes/tiaras, big bright room you can walk around in, well worth a visit!
Added 29th May 2009
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