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  • Address: Dublin, Ireland
Temple Bar is known as the cultural quarter of Dublin. Originally a slum that was to be developed into a bus terminus, the neighborhood instead grew to become home to a number of artists' galleries and small businesses that took advantage of the cheap rent in the 1980s. Presently, the Irish Film Institute and the Temple Bar Music Centre are among the several cultural institutions tucked away in this district's narrow cobbled streets, some of which are from medieval times.

Since the success of the movement to preserve Temple Bar, several drinking establishments have also popped up in the neighborhood, giving Temple Bar its world-renowned reputation as a place to party. Though family friendly during the day, what happens here after dark is likely a bit too rambunctious for kids and seniors. As far as nightlife goes, Temple Bar is a popular place to get a drink or two (or three!) with friends, enjoy some traditional Irish music and observe the rowdy antics from a distance.

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Temple Bar gets its name from Sir William Temple, a Provost of Trinity College. "Bar" refers not to the plethora of pubs lining the cobbled streets but from the word describing a walkway near the waterside. This is an accurate title since the River Liffey runs along the northern border of the neighborhood. The other borders of Temple Bar are marked by Trinity College to the east, Dame Street to the south and Christ Church Cathedral to the west. While Temple Bar's winding streets may not lead the most direct route between these Dublin landmarks, they certainly are the most interesting.

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Dublin Traditional Irish Music Pub Crawl

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Combination Tour: Malahide Castle and 1-Hour Dublin Night Tour by Bus, Dublin, Literary, Art & ... 
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Dublin Night Tour by Bus, Dublin, Family Friendly Tours & Activities
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Irish Whiskey Museum Experience, Dublin, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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