The History of Temple Bar

The historic name of the district was not Temple Bar but St. Andrews Parish. It was a suburb of medieval (Anglo-Norman) Dublin, located outside the city walls. It fell into disuse at the beginning of the 14th century because the land was exposed to attacks by the native Irish. The land was redeveloped again in the 17th century, creating gardens for the houses of wealthy English families.

The Vikings settled here as far back as 795. Remains of their settlement’s fortifications can still be seen at Dublin Castle today.

Many sources agree that Temple Bar Street got its name from the Temple family. More Specifically, Sir William Temple (provost of Trinity College from 1609 – 1672), whose house and gardens were located there in the early 17th century. However, given the existence of a stories district of the same name in London, it seems that the new Temple Bar street of Dublin must have been a nod to its older and more famous cousin.

Today, you will find Temple Bar thriving. The cobbled streets and original architecture still remain. The streets are bustling with tourists and Dubliners browse through street fairs and listen to local artists performing on the side steps. At night Temple Bar simply comes alive. The Quays bar is full of locals and tourists all enjoying the authentic Irish experience.

 

 

 

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5 star ratingNice tradition Irish pub This is a nice tradition Irish pub. We watched a live singer and drank Guinness. Perfect experience.

flocko04
2/17/2020

4 star ratingThis bar is centrally located within the Temple Bar area of the city Public House. Live traditional music, fantastic atmosphere and great service. We selected this pub to visit on a whim, initially attracted to it because of the music we could hear. On entering we felt an atmosphere of enjoyment and excitement being generated from the customers as they joined in with thw the band.

John K
8/08/2019

4 star ratingGood Place for Music I have been to Temple Bar a number of times, but this was my first stop at the Quay. Stopped here for a couple pints on a Sunday evening to listen to some live music. Other bars in the area that we had stopped at were too loud, too crowded, and weren't playing live music until later in the evening. The bartenders were very efficient as was the waitstaff. The prices weren't bad for the Temple Bar area. The music was enjoyable and there was a fair amount of turnover among the patrons so we were able to work ourselves into great seats within about 30 minutes. It looks like they have live music all throughout the day every day. I will stop here again More

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8/26/2019