National Photographic Archive

Temple Bar

The archive of photographs taken from the mid-19th century onwards are part of the collection of the National Library, and so are open by appointment and only with a reader's ticket, which can be obtained from the main branch.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Temple Bar attractions

1. Photo Museum Ireland

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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…

3. Temple Bar Gallery & Studios

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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…

4. Sunlight Chambers

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On the southern banks of the Liffey, Sunlight Chambers, designed by Liverpool architect Edward Ould (designer of Port Sunlight in the Wirral, in England),…

5. Ha'penny Bridge

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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…

6. City Hall

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This beautiful Georgian structure was originally built by Thomas Cooley as the Royal Exchange between 1769 and 1779, and botched in the mid-19th century…

7. Dublin Castle

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As the stronghold of British power in Ireland for more than 700 years, Dublin Castle has played a central - and often adversarial - role in the history of…

8. National Leprechaun Museum

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Ostensibly designed as a child-friendly museum of Irish folklore, this is really a romper room for kids sprinkled with bits of fairy tale. Which is no bad…