Temple Bar Cultural Quarter
Temple Bar, next to the Liffey, is home to a vibrant creative community as well as being a Dublin tourist hotspot.
The history of the area, dating back to Viking times, is full of culture, design, craft, publishing, the performing arts, coffee houses, political debate, as well as great colour and energy. These days, Temple Bar boasts many acclaimed arts venues, and four inventive public spaces – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar Square, Curved Street and Cow’s Lane.
The Temple Bar Cultural Trust, established by Government legislation in 1991 with the objective of developing the Temple Bar area, has transitioned from a separate Dublin City Council-owned company to becoming a distinct portfolio of services directly managed by Dublin City Council. A major consultation on the future of Temple Bar is currently underway. After its delivery, Dublin City Council will be taking the lead on a new plan for the area.