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AUNT NELLIE'S OLD FASHIONED SWEET SHOP
This sweet shop reminded me of when i would spend my pocket money as a lad growing up in Edinburgh as sweet shops back then had many of these wonderful jars on the shelves. I would spend some minutes deciding whether to choose pineapple chunks, pear drops, humbugs or whatever else they sold back in those days. The shop's shelves are stacked with all kinds of sweets (or candy for our American friends), bonbons and many more.
Pop into the store and rekindle memories of your childhood. Prices did seem to be a little expensive.
The shop can be found in several towns and cities in Ireland.
SMALL TIME STREET TRADERS
In Temple bar you will find many younger people trying to earn a few euro by selling their home made craftwork. These people just display their goods on a sheet on the ground or a small table. I am not sure if they have the appropriate permits, but obviously they cannot afford a stall at the Temple Bar Market. Most of the traders are trying to sell their jewelry, although there was a guy selling prints.
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HANDICRAFT AT TEMPLE BAR MARKET
You cannot miss Temple Bar Market Night Market where traders set up their stalls late afternoon at Temple Bar Square. I did not buy anything so i cannot comment on the prices but some stallholders were doing a brisk trade. Most stalls had jewelry, although there were some with pottery, soap and certain types of food. I believe that this particular market that sells the artisan crafts is only on certain days of the week as on other days i saw second hand books. If i remember correctly i visited this market on a Wednesday.
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TEMPLE BAR GRAFFITI
I did not see too much graffiti in Dublin but there were some i spotted in the streets round Temple Bar. The first photograph was of the best i saw, the second was also very good, but the third with the bull was located in a small car park if i remember correctly.
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MUSIC, BUSKERS & DONATION
Temple Bar area comes alive after lunchtime and you can often see buskers playing their music, but most of them will not turn up until late afternoon. I noticed that quite a few of them were foreigners but you will be able to hear all types of music so sooner or later you will stop and listen, probably dropping a coin in their hat. I heard a guy playing Dylan, another Irish music, some guy playing jazz and another rock. These guys all have permits from the city .
The heart of town
Music, beer and joy.
No matter the ages, sex or culture, life pulses in Temple bar, where people converge naturally.
It was funny, and the lunch at Oliver St John Gogarty was good, but I must admit that our best night and our best meal they both happened in different places, somewhere else in Dublin.
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Visit the Temple Bar Pub
Yes this pub is touristy, yes the whole area is touristy, but having a drink in this pub is fun, (when you can get in that is.)
It is an icon of the area, in fact of Dublin itself.
There is generally live music going
Worth the experience
The vibrant Temple Bar district is worth a look if only to see the famous frontage of Temple Bar itself. In general though, this area is quite expensive and there are nicer (and cheaper!) pubs elsewhere in the city if you can be bothered to search a little harder. I preferred the more authentic feel of the pubs on the north side of the river. My particular favourite was the Flowing Tide on Lower Abbey St.
The buzz about the boose...
Temple bar is the home of the horny females, dirty old guys and tourist who come here to drink excessively. A fab place to hang out, a must be on weekend nights and a magical place to get laid. So if you are in Dublin this is the only place to visit, really skip the boring stuff come and get drunk Irish style!
Dublin Wall of Fame
Ireland’s world renowned musical talents are being acknowledged and celebrated in a permanent outdoor photographic exhibition, situated in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. It resembles a giant photo frame of singers in separate showcases set against the black wall. I personally like the night view when the frames are illuminated giving it a nice illusion of giant frames hanging on a wall. There is one large window frame accompanied by eleven smaller ones, each of which represent twelve Irish musical talents. This is a must visit site day or night. Every year one artist will be replaced with another based on various selection criteria. One of the methods is by a vote carried out on it's website. Please visit http://www.walloffame.ie/ if you wish to nominate an artist or an act to replace.
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The Temple Bar is at the heart of the Dublin nightlife just south of the Liffey. There are numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes for revellers throughout the day and evening. Many visitors equate it to New Orlean's Bourbon Street, however, it has a different feel. It definitely has is liveliness and partiers, but it spread over several streets and blocks. It's worth a walk through both during the day and the night to see and feel the atmosphere, but one's enjoyment depends if you enjoy lively crowds. It seems that it may have become a tourist draw for its legend rather than anything particular to do other than wine and dine. There are some good restaurants and pubs around the area.
Temple Bar Area
Temple Bar is one of the oldest areas in Dublin. It is full of bars, restaurants, and tons of people. The cobbled streets and architecture are definitely worth a wander during the day and the lively nightlife is worth a stop if that is the reason you are in Dublin. While we found more of a local pub for one night, we were still glad we spent an evening experiencing the nightlife in this area.
Its Touristy but its fun - The Temple Bar District
I have read so many VT pages where people complain about places being "touristy". Well I am a tourist. And I love to see tourist areas of cities, along with the off the beaten path locations. So if you want some "touristy" fun in Dublin you will need to visit The Temple Bar District. Food, drinks, music, and fun. Thats the Temple Bar District in a nutshell. It's Dublin. Chill, have a beer, and enjoy yourself.
National Photographic Archive
Located in Temple Bar there is the National Photographic Archive which houses the National Library of Ireland's photographic collection. There are over 300 photographs that give you a perspective on how the city changed throughout the years with their historical tour on Dublin's photography. There are also some contemporary pieces but I preffered the older ones. Here you can view topographical maps of Dublin, studio pictures and even smaller pieces (postcards etc) that show Dublin during its most significant events (like the uprising, war of independence or the civil war) but also tourist photographs.
The site consists of exhibition area, a small reading room and a small shop (with prints and postcards).
It is worth to step by this place since it is free of charge and gives you a great insight on Dublin's History!
Cultural Centre of Dublin
Temple Bar (Irish: Barra an Teampaill) is Dublin's "Old Town", an area that has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets.
Being Dublin's cultural quarter Temple Bar has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists, but it has a lot to offer during the day as well (if not even more).
Many Irish cultural institutions are located here, including the Irish Photography Centre, the Irish Film Institute, the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Gaiety School of Acting, and even the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Meetinghouse Square is used for outdoor film screenings in the summer months.
It is also home to the Temple Bar Food Market every Saturday. The Cow's Lane Market is a fashion and design market which takes place on Cow's Lane every Saturday. The Temple Bar Book Market is held on Saturdays and Sundays in Temple Bar Square.
If you are interested in a little more that the buzz at night, visit this area during the day and explore its cultural face. I recommend this trip to everyone.
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