Despite the name, Temple Bar is not merely a bar in Ireland. Indeed, it is quite an ancient district in the heart of Dublin, with the Liffey River as its northern border and Dame Street at its southern border. Historians are still unsure as to where the name “Temple Bar” originated, though many believe it derives from William Temple, the provost of Trinity College, who lived in the area in the 17th century. The popularity of cobble-stoned Temple Bar has grown significantly since the 1990’s.
Many come to see the famous “The Temple Bar”, located where William Temple is thought to have once had his house, and drink one of the best glasses of Guinness around with some true Dubliners. Others enjoy the various cultural centers, as well as the historical and artistic ambience of the district. After you visit Temple Bar, you should head to Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, Phoenix Park and Dublin Castle.