Temple Bar is situated on the bank of the River Liffey within the city centre of Dublin, Ireland. The area is home to over 3,000 residents and remains the heart of tourism in Dublin, renowned for its diverse cultural elements including art galleries, quality boutiques, diverse cuisine and an enticing nightlife. Cobbled streets and educational institutes complete the landscape of this unique Irish playground.
Meeting House Square serves as the cultural centre of the Temple Bar area and encompasses The National Photographic Archive and The Gallery of Photography, offering concerts, film viewings, and weekly open air markets. Fashionable restaurants include Elephant and Castle and the Tea Room Restaurant. The hottest spots for nightlife are The Oliver St John Gogarty, The Palace Bar and The Temple Bar.
The Nitelink Bus Stop serves as the public transportation hub of the Temple Bar area. The Dublin International Airport is located 12 kilometres north of the city centre. Walking is the most popular form of transit around the Temple Bar area.
The popularity of the Temple Bar district dates back to the settlement of the Vikings in 795. Although over time Temple Bar degraded to a typical city slum, revitalisation initiated by the Irish State in the 1990s resulted in the thriving area of today.