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: outdoor markets, exhibitions, music, buskers, theatre, galleries, cafés, fine restaurants, a reptile shop, magicians, beautiful architecture, ancient cobbles, the old City Walls, Viking History, one of Europe’s oldest theatres, loads of public art and even more surprises than we could possibly list here!
In Temple Bar visitors can still see some of the original City Walls of Dublin which date from around the 12th Century.
Did you know that 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.
Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter is the proud owner of three very different outdoor markets—Temple Bar Book Market, Temple Bar Food Market (pictured) and the Designer Mart at Cow’s Lane. Although Dublin is not the luckiest place when it comes to good weather, a visit to the Temple Bar Markets on a dry sunny day is a must do. With food, books and designer goods on offer you are sure to find that special something.
There are two multi-storey car parks located close to Temple Bar. They are located at Fleet Street and Christ Church
Luas (Red): Jervis
Luas (Green): Trinity/Westmoreland
Dart: Tara Street
All City Centre buses will take you close to Temple Bar. www.dublinbus.ie
In the very heart of the City Centre on the south of the River Liffey between Westmoreland Street and Christchurch
Between Westmoreland Street and Christchurch, Dublin 2, Ireland
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