Shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills
I went to one store in Ireland that had a card that they swiped then you could deal with it when you got home. That was the easiest ever!
Or I’ve also shopped at the Duty Free shops at the departure airport and just bought a bunch of stuff there ( t-shirts, key rings, fridge magnets, sweets for gifts ) then I only have one receipt to deal with.
Here is a good link about what is VAT:
And here is Rick Steves’ page on it (how you get refunds changes frequently and it has been made easier):
And a story on VAT on the BBC News site: