Attractions

Top Choice Church in Temple Bar

Christ Church Cathedral

Its hilltop location and eye-catching flying buttresses make this the most photogenic of Dublin's cathedrals. It was founded in 1030 and rebuilt from 1172, mostly under the impetus of Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembr…
Museum in Temple Bar

Dublinia: Experience Viking & Medieval Dublin

A must for the kids, the old Synod Hall, added to Christ Church Cathedral during its late 19th-century restoration, is home to the seemingly perennial Dublinia, a lively and kitschy attempt to bring Viking and medie…
Bridge in Temple Bar

Ha'penny Bridge

Dublin's most famous bridge is the Ha'penny Bridge, built in 1816. One of the world's oldest cast-iron bridges, it was built to replace the seven ferries that plied a busy route between the two banks of the river. O…
Arts Centre in Temple Bar

Icon Factory

This fantastic artists collective in the heart of Temple Bar hosts exhibitions on Ireland’s cultural heritage. You’ll find colourful, unique souvenirs celebrating the very best in Irish music and literature and ever…
Cultural Centre in Temple Bar

Ark Children's Cultural Centre

Aimed at youngsters between the ages of three and 14, the Ark is a cultural centre that runs a range of age-specific programs, talks and interactive experiences designed to stimulate participants' interest in scienc…
Historic Site in Temple Bar

Handel's Hotel (Site of Neal's New Musick Hall)

The clue is the name: on the site of this hotel was once Neal's New Musick Hall, where on 13 April 1742, the nearly broke GF Handel conducted the very first performance of his epic work Messiah. All that's left now …
Notable Building in Temple Bar

Sunlight Chambers

On the southern banks of the Liffey, Sunlight Chambers, designed by Liverpool architect Edward Ould (designer of Port Sunlight in the Wirral, in the UK), stands out among the Georgian and modern architecture for its…
Museum in Temple Bar

National Wax Museum Plus

More a mini history museum in wax than Dublin's version of Madame Tussauds. It recently moved to a new location, but the quality of the waxworks remains inconsistent – some look like the result of a hastily conceive…
Gallery in Temple Bar

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

This multistorey gallery showcases the works of dozens of up-and-coming Irish artists at any one time, and is a great spot to see cutting-edge Irish art across a range of media. The gallery runs occasional open days…
Gallery in Temple Bar

Gallery of Photography

This small gallery devoted to the photograph is set in an airy three-level space overlooking Meeting House Sq. It features a constantly changing menu of local and international work, as well as photography classes. …