Temple Bar

The heart of Dublin nightlife

Temple Bar (Irish: Barra an Teampaill) is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, Ireland. It is just a stroll away from the Dublin Citi Hotel. The area is bounded by the Liffey to the north, Dame Street to the south, Westmoreland Street to the east and Fishamble Street to the west. Unlike other parts of Dublin’s city centre, it is promoted as Dublin’s cultural quarter and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists.

The Temple Bar

The story about Temple Bar

In 1599, Sir William Temple, a renowned teacher and philosopher, entered the service of the Lord Deputy Of Ireland. In 1609 Temple was made Provost of Trinity College, Dublin and Master Chancery in Ireland and moved to this country.

Sir William Temple built his house and gardens on newly reclaimed land here on the corner of Temple Lane and the street called Temple Bar. In 1656, his son, Sir John Temple, acquired additional land, which with reclamation made possible by the building of a new sea wall, allowed the development of the area we now know as Temple Bar. In the 17th century, “Barr” (later shortened to Bar) usually meant a raised estuary sandbank often used for walking on.

Present days

 The area has two renovated squares – Meetinghouse Square and the central Temple Bar Square. The area is the location of a number of cultural institutions, including the Irish Photography Centre, the Irish Film Institute and a lot of else.

After dark, the area is a centre for nightlife, with various tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Pubs in the area include The Temple Bar Pub, The Porterhouse, the Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Turk’s Head and others.

Live Traditional Irish Music All Day Every Day:

The Temple Bar prides itself on the fine Live Traditional Music Sessions on each day. We have been awarded the title ‘Traditional Music Pub of the Year’ every year dating back tom 2002. Each week we offer our patrons over 20 Live Music Sessions covering the afternoon and night-time

 Popular venues include:

  • The Palace Bar
  • The Temple Bar Pub
  • Oliver St. John Gogarty’s
  • The Auld Dubliner (fine boys bar)
  • Trinity Bar Venue:     

 Trinity Bar Venue

From our extremely fun and friendly staff to the crazy crowd of fanatics who share your passion for rugby and sports, we have the best of a lot here, good craic only at Trinity Bar Venue. Find out more.

Opening Times

  • Monday – Wednesday:10:30 am – 1:30 am
  •  Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:30 am
  • Sunday: 11:30 – 1 am

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