Dublin’s world famous Cultural Quarter.

Temple Bar is the historic heart of Dublin. Today it is teeming with arts, culture and creativity—don’t miss it!

The name Temple Bar dates back to the 17th Century. The area takes its name from Sir William Temple who was elected Provost of the nearby University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1609, and who built his home in Temple Bar.

There’s something for everyone: Browse the vintage shops, Stroll the Icon walk, Admire the rainbow walls of Love Lane, Have a drink in the Temple Bar, Visit Photo Museum Ireland, Explore the outdoor markets, Watch a movie at the IFI, Mooch around Cow’s Lane, Catch a gig, Head to a trad session.

In Temple Bar visitors can still see some of the original City Walls of Dublin which date from around the 12th Century.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery. A programme of public events allows people to meet artists, get inside the studios, ask questions, make their own art and learn something new through workshops, talks, screenings and tours.

There are more than 70 specially commissioned works of public art located throughout Temple Bar, Come on in and wander through the cobbled streets and laneways, be inspired by award-winning architecture and urban design and enjoy the magic of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.

Local and independent traders offer a selection of high-quality goods, with food, books, crafts, and designer goods on offer, you are sure to find that something special.

  • Cobbled streets and laneways
  • Award-winning architecture and urban design
  • Temple Bar Markets
  • Traditional Irish Music
  • The Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane

Visit Year Round

Useful Information

There are two multi-storey car parks located close to Temple Bar. They are located at Fleet Street and Christ Church

Public Transport:

Luas (Red): Jervis
Luas (Green): Trinity/Westmoreland
Dart: Tara Street
All City Centre buses will take you close to Temple Bar. www.dublinbus.ie

Getting There

In the very heart of the City Centre on the south of the River Liffey between Westmoreland Street and Christchurch

Map Location: 53.345596, -6.264193
Contact Temple Bar

Between Westmoreland Street and Christchurch, Dublin 2, Ireland

Eircode: D02 EH42
Shopping in Dublin

Riverdance @ The Gaiety Theatre Dublin

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