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Despite being around since the earliest days of the web, Amazon still doesn’t have a site in Ireland. You can switch on their currency converter but that only shows the final checkout total in Euros.

Shop Ireland fill the gap by presenting the Amazon.co.uk catalogue with Euro pricing and Irish VAT calculated into the prices.

A semi-finalist in last year’s WebAwards “Ugliest Website in Ireland” category, this ugly duckling is a labour of love for its creator Donovan Hutchinson. It all started off as a little side project to play with Amazon’s affiliate program while sharping his web development skills. 

Ten years on, it’s still chugging away while dealing with Amazon’s fickle product descriptions and Google’s ever changing indexing requirements.

No cash, favours, etc. were given for this post. Do you have an Irish site? Get in touch broadsheet@broadsheet.ie.