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Temple Bar, Dublin

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Neighborhood Landmark
Capture Dublin's street culture at Temple Bar, a former slum now recognized for its vibrant nightlife. In the 1980s this neighborhood on the south bank of the Liffey River offered cheap rent to artists and young entrepreneurs, and quickly became the city's foremost cultural quarter. The neighborhood's cobbled streets offer family-friendly attractions during the day, including shops, restaurants, and galleries. After dark this riverside neighborhood transforms into a magnet for rowdy partygoers, attracted by the quarter's many pubs and bars. If daylight activities seem a bit more appealing, visit one of the area's four markets, offering everything from rare books and vintage clothes to organic foods and decorative arts. Plan to visit Temple Bar and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dublin attractions using our Dublin holiday planner.
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  • Small neighborhood of Dublin with good atmosphere at night. Pub with music. Some rather funny Street shows (bike with the reverse direction). A little overrated. Friendlier atmosphere in any other city in Ireland.
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  • A beautiful area very fun and very traditional bars and restaurants the delicious beer is not cheap either inaccessible, the fun starts early type 5 and 30 and lasts up to the 12 approx kitchen closes at nine o'clock on all sides which is very strange because it is still day and it gives you desire to have dinner, but at 10 pm when it gets dark already you won't find more than kiosks where they buy food
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  • Had an absolutely amazing night, great atmosphere great wine and lots of lovely gentleman with lots of banter. I had ' 4 husbands' by the end of the night so I've been told this morning! Winning! Must...  more »

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Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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