Temple Bar is the lively, sometimes rambunctious entertainment district of Dublin, Ireland. When you’re ready to shop, eat, or dance the night away, this is the area of the city you need to frequent. A tour of Temple Bar reveals narrow cobblestone streets, many of them virtually unchanged since medieval times. Despite its seemingly ancient layout, you’ll find a thoroughly modern assortment of restaurants, nightclubs, cafes, and shops taking up residence here.
Your Temple Bar sightseeing will no doubt take you to the River Liffey, which runs through Dublin. When you’re ready to explore a little of Ireland’s history, you’ll find the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum right on the Liffey. This replica of an 1847 tall ship provides tours of its cramped interiors and offers a glimpse of life for Irish immigrants who made their way across the Atlantic.
Adjacent to Temple Bar is Trinity College, better known as Ireland’s oldest university. This beautiful campus is not to be missed; explore the classic architecture of Parliament Square, or wander through the Campanile—just make sure you don’t do so just before finals if you are a student, as rumor has it such an action leads to bad luck.
What’s your favorite part of Temple Bar?
Visit our Temple Bar travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!
Follow us on social media:
Follow us on our travel blog, Viewfinder: