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Temple Bar
A compact cluster of crowded cobbled lanes, Temple Bar is an urban playground known for its nightlife. Once a rundown slum before artists and bohemian types—drawn by cheap rents—moved in, Dublin’s so-called cultural quarter has since been revamped. It is now home to galleries, vintage shops, cafés, cultural institutions, and a high concentration of pubs.
 
The Basics
Explore the quarter as part of cycling or walking tours of Ireland’s capital, which sometimes include visits to the nearby Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery Bow St. or trips to farther-away attractions such as Malahide Castle. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop here, and it’s a popular spot for organized pub crawls thanks to the high number of traditional pubs in the area.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Temple Bar can be boisterous at night, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, when revelers often spill out of pubs onto the streets.
  • The streets are cobbled and uneven, so it’s best to wear sturdy, thick-soled shoes.
  • Dropped curbs ensure wheelchair users can access most of Temple Bar, though the cobbles can be difficult to navigate.
 
How to Get There
Temple Bar is prominently located near Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and Grafton Street. The nearest Luas tram stops are Jervis (Red Line), Trinity (Green Line), and Westmoreland (Green Line)—all of which are within five minutes’ walking distance. Tara Street railway station, accessible via the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) electric rail, is about a 10-minute walk from Temple Bar.
 
When to Get There
The later it gets, the louder and busier Temple Bar becomes. By midnight on Friday and Saturday, the neighborhood is somewhat of a rowdy party. To experience a more mellow side to Temple Bar, go early in the morning. As a general rule, it’s quieter during winter than in summer, though exceptions, such as the Christmas period, do apply.
 
Things to Do in Temple Bar
By day, wander the busker- and boutique-lined streets. Visit the Gallery of Photography, watch a movie at the Irish Film Institute, or see the exhibits at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Eating and drinking are the area’s other main draws. Pop into a pub for a meal and a Guinness or Irish whiskey and watch a live music session. Families can bring kids into pubs during the day, but at night, most pubs are adult-only zones.
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The National Wax Museum - Admission Ticket

Enjoy a star-studded meet and greet at Dublin’s National Wax Museum and come face-to-face with movie stars, politicians and pop icons. Marvel over the lifelike waxworks of Irish writers like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde; pose for photos with Irish icons like U2, Liam Neeson and Ronan Keating; brave a visit to Dracula’s Chamber of Horrors; or make your very own wax hand (extra cost). The fun interactive exhibitions are both educational and entertaining, with the chance to learn about Irish history, discover the human body and even have a go at being a record producer!
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Fun family photoshoot in iconic city of Dublin

Let me capture the spirit of your family ❤️ We'll meet at The Stag's Head, a pub in the city center. We will take time to know each other before I bring you to an awesome journey around Dublin. You will be the stars of the day while enjoy a relaxed walk. I will take photos of you in some of the greatest places in Dublin. You'll have the city as your background. I'll help you be natural and I will find the right poses to capture the best of you. I will make sure you have awesome pictures to take home, an unique and lifetime souvenir of your time in Dublin. Later on, I'll send you a link to access your pictures. You will get a link and password 72h after the session. Between 50 to 100 no limits high-res images A download link and password with professionally edited images in 3-4 days. No limits all the good ones. Size 3000x3000 HD.We will visit a few of Dublin's greatest locations Dublin Castle, Dublin City Hall, Temple Bar, Ha'Penny Bridge, The QuaysAnn's Lane, St Stephen Green.
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Powers Whiskey Quarter Dublin

The POWERS Quarter is the celebration of one of Dublin’s best loved Irish Whiskeys. Power’s Whiskey was born in Dublin and is still it’s home, what you will discover is it’s rich history around the streets and bars that grew up alongside the Distillery. Along the route this Whiskey Trail takes you on a stroll through some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks, including John’s Lane Distillery, the Liberties and Dublin Castle.Take a tour through the history of POWERS in Dublin. We just did that very thing, check out the pictures below to give yourself a flavour of what is to come. We started in Thomas House which is located right beside the POWERS distillery (now home to the National Collage of Art and Design) we were lucky enough to have a bit of sunshine which brought the now silent Pot Stills to life. From here we went to… hold on, I don’t want to ruin the surprise. The best part of this trail is getting happily lost as you wander through the streets of Dublin City.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during this popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 1- or 2-day tickets and select one of two popular routes that highlight the best of the Emerald Isle. Discover historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace and enjoy free extras. With 32 stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and Old Jameson Distillery—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dublin Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl

Experience the beauty of Dublin’s traditional Irish music and culture during this evening musical pub crawl through Temple Bar, the city’s cultural quarter. Accompany two friendly musicians on a fun and educational tour through the area, where you’ll visit classic pubs considered to be the cornerstone of the Irish community to encounter Irish storytelling and music at its best.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Unlimited Transport and Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing

Explore the vibrant city of Dublin with ease using a Dublin Freedom Pass, a convenient and cost-effective pass that includes unlimited transport, airport transfers and a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Valid for 72 hours, the Dublin Freedom Pass allows you to discover the city at your own pace and includes a ticket for a sightseeing bus tour. Discover popular attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the famous Jameson Distillery at Bow St while listening to informative and insightful commentary. Receive discounted entry to a top Dublin attractions and enjoy the convenience of unlimited travel between the airport and Dublin city center.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Irish Food Walking Tour of Dublin

Enjoy an authentic taste of traditional Irish cuisine on this 3-hour tasting tour of Dublin. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Dublin’s most popular pubs and restaurants, and get the inside scoop on the city’s culinary scene as you seek out little-known local haunts. This small-group tour is limited to 18 people for a personalized experience and stops at three different locations, where you’ll tuck into typical Irish dishes, accompanied by craft beers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Maximize your time in Ireland’s vibrant capital with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Discover Dublin’s spectacular sights on two routes boasting 30 conveniently located bus stops. Listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise around the capital, enjoying excellent views from the top deck of a double decker bus. Whenever a landmark captures your attention, simply disembark to explore further; explore attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green and then simply rejoin your bus tour at a time and stop that suits your schedule. Entry to the Little Museum and a Dublin walking tour are included with the bus ticket.
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dublin Historical Walking Tour

Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2-hour, historical walking tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then see famous landmark locations beginning with Trinity College and moving on to Dublin Castle, Old Irish Parliament, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about Dublin’s medieval past. Also, gain entry to some of the city’s top buildings and courtyards.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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The Irish Pub Experience

Many other pub crawls in Ireland stick to just one area, but this one allows you to get the tourist experience in Temple Bar and then a more local experience in the Rathmines neighborhood. Plus, you won’t have to walk the distance in between because a private vehicle gives you a ride. Hear Irish music, drink Irish booze, and have a fun night out while in Dublin.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Big Bus Tours Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Dublin at your own pace with Big Bus tour; your 24- to 72-hour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off whenever you like at more than 30 stops. The Blue Route includes live commentary, teaching you about Dublin's history and culture, and you'll also get access to a walking tour (with a 48-hour ticket) and included drinks at some bars and distilleries. Hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Dublin highlights at your leisure, such as St. Stephens Green, Croke Park, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, and others.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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Dublin City Highlights Bike Tour

Explore Ireland’s buzzing capital on two wheels on this Dublin bike tour. Spin along Dublin’s stylish Fade Street with your guide. Take in top attractions and landmarks including College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Temple Bar. Explore the Georgian streets around Parnell Square and Merrion Square, and gain insight into Dublin’s rich history. Head off the tourist trail to hidden spots such as the Roe Distillery’s windmill and Blessington Street Basin, then delve into the Grand Canal Dock area.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private 4-hour Dublin Tour with a Local Dubliner

It’s easy to explore Dublin’s top attractions on your own, but only a local guide can give you the inside scoop on life in the city. This private 4-hour tour can be completely customised to your preferences, so you can benefit from your guide’s expertise and learn more about Irish culture as you hit the shops, pick up tips for where to eat, drink, or party, and experience the city like a true Dubliner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Irish Whiskey Museum Experience

Discover the history of Irish whiskey during a 1-hour guided tour of the captivating Irish Whiskey Museum experience. Delve into the origins of the amber nectar and enrich your knowledge of the beloved drink’s development and progression throughout the ages. Listen to anecdotes surrounding Ireland’s industrial heritage and examine the interactive and insightful exhibits in the galleries. Conclude your tour by pleasuring your palate with complimentary whiskey samples, or upgrade to enjoy premium ages whiskey and select a souvenir of your choice. Receive the tailored attention of your guide on this personalized tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

When your cruise ship docks, hit the streets on this sightseeing shore excursion that's perfect for everyone. Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during a popular hop-on, hop-off bus sighting tour. Discover the best of the Emerald Isle, including historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. With 28 stops along the way--including the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse--this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny Full Day Tour from Dublin

Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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The Whiskey Trail Dublin Tasting Tour with Local Guide

Enjoy an authentic taste of Irish whiskey and get the inside scoop on Dublin’s nightlife on this 2.5-hour tour. Choose from two itineraries, tailor-made for whiskey lovers and sample classic Irish whiskeys such as Jameson, Bushmills, Wild Geese, and Connemara.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin

On this 3hr walking tour of the city centre, you'll discover the main sites, become immersed in the history, and experience the life, songs and stories of Ireland's capital city. In the courtyard of Dublin Castle, our footfalls will echo through the castle’s 800-year history.At the GPO on O’Connell Street, the crowds gathered for the Declaration of Irish Independence & the passions of poets and Irish freedom fighters throughout the centuries were born anew.Can you feel it?Welcome to Dublin!Every tour is individually customised according to your interests and needs: we can accommodate people with limited mobility, as well as design a special interest itinerary just for you and your group.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dublin Trinity Tour

A one-of-a-kind walking and whiskey tasting tour of Dublin. See the best sights, learn the stories, characters and histories that have made the Irish capital.Take in all of the city's most famous landmarks as you weave your way through its cobbled streets on the way to Dublin's historic distillation quarter, The Liberties. The Liberties was home to Dublin’s famous Golden Triangle over 100 years ago, when the area boasted the world’s largest brewery (Guinness) and a multitude of whiskey distilleries. Discover 800 years of history at St. James’ Church on a guided tour of Pearse Lyons Distillery where you'll also taste their exclusive whiskey and meet their distiller. Visit key sites from the Easter Rising (1916) and Irish War of Independence, whilst also exploring secret locations and hidden gems within the city. Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum and journey back through time to discover the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey while taking part in their Whiskey Blending Experience.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2.5-hour, historical walking tour. See famous landmark locations like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about the city’s medieval past. Also, receive a discount at the Church, a popular café, bar, restaurant, club and tourist attraction rolled into one, and Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland. A complimentary map of Dublin is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Essential Private Dublin walking tour for up to 5 people

This is a very personal, fun, private tour of Dublin city. We will walk through city and marvel at some of Dublin's most famous sites, as well as a number of not so well known sites. This is a great tour if you want to learn about the amazing history of Dublin with a local qualified guide. I want this tour to feel like you are walking through the city with an old friend and learning a lot as we go. There will be fun stories, sad tales and amazing times. This is a chance to see the real Dublin.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

Instead of burying your nose in a guidebook or trying to spot what the guide’s talking about from inside a crowded tour bus, don’t miss a thing as you discover Dublin by foot on this compact center-city walking tour. With a private guide by your side, discover the history of the city through its landmarks, from the age of Vikings to the present day. Visit historic and cultural landmarks like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
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90 Minute Dublin Walking tour and Sightseeing tips

The story of Dublin has taken many centuries to write, but that doesn’t mean it should take ages to see all the city has to offer. In roughly 90 minutes, walk through the cobbled streets of Dublin’s past and present and learn about the colorful events and characters that illustrate and give spirit to its long, proud heritage - from playwrights and whiskeys, to invasions, wars and world economic crises.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Tapas Walking Tour of Dublin

Enjoy a taste of Spain in the heart of Ireland on this 3-hour small-group tapas walking tour of Dublin! Sample Dublin’s international foodie scene as you visit three popular restaurants and tuck into a tasty array of tapas. Arrive with an empty stomach and an open mind, and get set for a culinary voyage as you sample tapas-style dishes from around the globe. Perhaps pair Greek mezes with a glass of white wine (included), indulge in Italian mozzarella salad or sample more adventurous Indonesian or Moroccan dishes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Premium Whiskey and Food Tasting in Dublin

Savor classic Irish whiskeys and foods on this 2-hour tasting tour in Dublin. With a guide hugely knowledgeable about Ireland’s whiskey heritage, visit three famous Dublin hostelries to sample five premium whiskeys. Learn how they’re produced, discuss their tastes and tones, and enjoy them paired with Irish farmhouse cheeses and handmade chocolates. Your tour ends in Temple Bar, teeing you up to continue your afternoon or night on the town independently.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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