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Temple Bar Tours

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Temple Bar
A compact cluster of crowded cobbled lanes, Temple Bar is an urban playground known for its nightlife. Once a rundown slum before artists and bohemian types—drawn by cheap rents—moved in, Dublin’s so-called cultural quarter has since been revamped. It is now home to galleries, vintage shops, cafés, cultural institutions, and a high concentration of pubs.
 
The Basics
Explore the quarter as part of cycling or walking tours of Ireland’s capital, which sometimes include visits to the nearby Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery Bow St. or trips to farther-away attractions such as Malahide Castle. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop here, and it’s a popular spot for organized pub crawls thanks to the high number of traditional pubs in the area.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Temple Bar can be boisterous at night, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, when revelers often spill out of pubs onto the streets.
  • The streets are cobbled and uneven, so it’s best to wear sturdy, thick-soled shoes.
  • Dropped curbs ensure wheelchair users can access most of Temple Bar, though the cobbles can be difficult to navigate.
 
How to Get There
Temple Bar is prominently located near Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and Grafton Street. The nearest Luas tram stops are Jervis (Red Line), Trinity (Green Line), and Westmoreland (Green Line)—all of which are within five minutes’ walking distance. Tara Street railway station, accessible via the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) electric rail, is about a 10-minute walk from Temple Bar.
 
When to Get There
The later it gets, the louder and busier Temple Bar becomes. By midnight on Friday and Saturday, the neighborhood is somewhat of a rowdy party. To experience a more mellow side to Temple Bar, go early in the morning. As a general rule, it’s quieter during winter than in summer, though exceptions, such as the Christmas period, do apply.
 
Things to Do in Temple Bar
By day, wander the busker- and boutique-lined streets. Visit the Gallery of Photography, watch a movie at the Irish Film Institute, or see the exhibits at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Eating and drinking are the area’s other main draws. Pop into a pub for a meal and a Guinness or Irish whiskey and watch a live music session. Families can bring kids into pubs during the day, but at night, most pubs are adult-only zones.
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An Alternative View Of Temple Bar

An Alternative View Of Temple Bar

Dublin’s Temple Bar is a well-known nightlife hot spot, but there is much more to this district than overpacked pubs. On this private walking tour, a local will show you an alternative side to Temple Bar, from its cultural and arts venues to funky boutiques and long-standing pubs loved by locals. The itinerary can be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.04
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$79.04
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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience the beauty, history, and culture of Dublin during this popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 1- or 2-day tickets and follow the route that highlights the best of the Emerald Isle's capital city. Discover historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace and enjoy free extras. With multiple stops along the way—including the Guinness Storehouse, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, and the Irish Whiskey Museum—this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.03
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Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dublin at your own pace with Big Bus tour; your 24- to 72-hour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off whenever you like at more than 30 stops. Choose from two routes offered live or digital commentary that teaches you about Dublin's history and culture, and you also get access to a walking tour (with a 48-hour ticket) and included drinks at some bars and distilleries. Hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Dublin highlights at your leisure, such as St. Stephens Green, Croke Park, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, and others.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
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$27.68
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Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks, hit the streets on this sightseeing shore excursion that's perfect for everyone. Experience the beauty, history and culture of Dublin during a popular hop-on, hop-off bus sighting tour. Discover the best of the Emerald Isle, including historic buildings, iconic sites, ancient landmarks and vibrant nightlife at your own pace. With 28 stops along the way--including the Old Jameson Distillery, the National Art Gallery, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse--this popular option ensures you don't miss a thing!
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration

Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration

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Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This private tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys, and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman Castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
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  • 9 hours
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

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Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2.5-hour, historical walking tour. See famous landmark locations like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about the city’s medieval past. Also, receive a discount at the Church, a popular café, bar, restaurant, club and tourist attraction rolled into one, and Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland. A complimentary map of Dublin is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$17.75
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See Dublin By Bike

See Dublin By Bike

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Explore Ireland’s buzzing capital on two wheels on this Dublin bike tour. Spin along Dublin’s stylish Fade Street with your guide. Take in top attractions and landmarks including College Green, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Brewery, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Temple Bar. Explore the Georgian streets around Parnell Square and Merrion Square, and gain insight into Dublin’s rich history. Head off the tourist trail to hidden spots such as the Roe Distillery’s windmill and Blessington Street Basin, then delve into the Grand Canal Dock area.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private 4-Hour Dublin Tour With A Local Host

Private 4-Hour Dublin Tour With A Local Host

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It’s easy to explore Dublin’s top attractions on your own, but only a local guide can give you the inside scoop on life in the city. This private half-day tour can be completely customized to your preferences, so you can benefit from your guide’s expertise and learn more about Irish culture as you hit the shops, pick up tips for where to eat, drink, or party, and experience the city like a true Dubliner.
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  • 4 hours
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Withlocals City Kickstart: Dublin - Private 90 minutes Tour

Withlocals City Kickstart: Dublin - Private 90 minutes Tour

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Kickstart your visit to Dublin with this brief introductory tour led by a Dublin local, ideal for first-time visitors or those with limited time in the city. Visit some of the city’s best-known attractions, such as the Temple Bar district, listen to stories not all travelers get to hear, and get tailored recommendations from your private guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.76
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90 Minute Dublin Walking tour and Sightseeing tips

90 Minute Dublin Walking tour and Sightseeing tips

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The story of Dublin has taken many centuries to write, but that doesn’t mean it should take ages to see all the city has to offer. In roughly 90 minutes, walk through the cobbled streets of Dublin’s past and present and learn about the colorful events and characters that illustrate and give spirit to its long, proud heritage - from playwrights and whiskeys, to invasions, wars and world economic crises.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$4.73
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The Irish Pub Experience

The Irish Pub Experience

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Many other pub crawls in Ireland stick to just one area, but this one allows you to get the tourist experience in Temple Bar and then a more local experience in the Rathmines neighborhood. Plus, you won’t have to walk the distance in between because a private vehicle gives you a ride. Hear Irish music, drink Irish booze, and have a fun night out while in Dublin.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.07
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The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

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Instead of burying your nose in a guidebook or trying to spot what the guide’s talking about from inside a crowded tour bus, don’t miss a thing as you discover Dublin by foot on this compact center-city walking tour. With a private guide by your side, discover the history of the city through its landmarks, from the age of Vikings to the present day. Visit historic and cultural landmarks like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and much more.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Dublin Sights and Pints

Dublin Sights and Pints

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After Irish Independence, a few men sat down and thought about what they would do with Dublin. “How could we make such a British Imperial city the new Irish capital?”, they thought. We can't possibly tear down all the British parts, can we? If we did that there'd be nothing left but the pubs... Since then, Dublin has become a symbol of reconciling Ireland's British past with its Irish future. British Trinity College with its Protestant legacy has produced Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, while Dublin's pubs have produced writers from the Irish tradition, such as Patrick Kavanagh and Brendan Behan. This tour is therefore a tribute to Dublin's dual personality, and the pub door will be the boundary between the two worlds. Besides the history lessons, you'll learn about beer, the Irish pub, as well as partake in an activity that the Irish are renowned for – conversation.
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  • 4 hours
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Irish Food Trail - Taste Dublin Food Walking Tour

Irish Food Trail - Taste Dublin Food Walking Tour

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Each location has been chosen to reflect the current food scene, we like to bring traditional Irish food together with modern cuisine. Taste Irish food influenced by contemporary tastes with a focus on local Irish produce. We work with the best local guides who will help you discover the city through this eyes. Discover the history, culture and flavours of our beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$69.80
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Silent Adventures Silent Disco Tour

Silent Adventures Silent Disco Tour

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Explore Dublin in a fun and unique way during this silent disco tour that takes you around the city’s famous landmarks. Don your hi-tech headsets and listen to funky music while you walk and dance through the streets with your group. Groove past landmarks like Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College during your journey of song and dance.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Couple Photoshoot Get a lifetime souvenir from Dublin

Private Couple Photoshoot Get a lifetime souvenir from Dublin

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Perfect for engagement shoots, surprise proposals, or just souvenir portraits, this private photography session pairs you with a professional photographer to capture your best moments as a couple. Explore the history-packed city on foot, stopping at landmarks like Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Temple Bar. Strike a pose with your loved one, and receive up to 100 downloadable photographs after the tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.78
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Dublin Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl

Dublin Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl

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Learn the history and stories behind traditional Irish music in a fun and informative way during this Dublin Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl, led by two professional musicians. Your guides, who are with you the entire tour, perform songs and instrumental Irish Jigs and Reels. This Dublin experience is more like a moving concert, than a drinking pub crawl. Along with a lot of audience participation, you’ll enjoy an interactive evening of Irish music and dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$20.53
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Maximize your time in Ireland’s vibrant capital with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Discover Dublin’s spectacular sights and listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise around the capital. Whenever a landmark captures your attention, simply disembark to explore further; see attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green and then simply rejoin your bus tour at a time and stop that suits your schedule. Entry to the Little Museum and a Dublin walking tour are included with the bus ticket.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.45
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(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip

(Small Group) Shore Tour from Dublin:Dublin Highlights and Glendalough Day Trip

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Dublin shore excursions tend to fill up fast during peak season from May through September, making booking ahead an enticing option for seeing Dublin sights with ease. Wind through Wicklow’s countryside, and then, travel through the Wicklow Mountains for a panoramic Dublin tour, seeing highlights like Trinity College and O’Connell Street. After free time for shopping, finish with a port drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.61
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Dublin City and Drinks with Experienced Local Guide

Dublin City and Drinks with Experienced Local Guide

I have been providing tours of Dublin for over 7 years and I pride myself on giving groups a unique experience and showing people the weirder side of Dublin's history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.32
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The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

The Best Of Dublin Walking Tour

Discover the best of Dublin! Why the city was named (Dubh Linn) "black pool"? How were vikings related to it? Enjoy intriguing architecture, history, events, and stories right back to its Viking and medieval origins. Dublin has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. During this tour, we will also skirt past many obscure places that will either leave a smile on your face or come as a complete surprise. You will see 18th century Parliament House and Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. Before wheeling around buildings, streets and laneways with their own engaging stories on the way to Dublin Castle. What is so extraordinary about Chester Beatty Library? What's so special about medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral? How old is Christ Church Cathedral? What is the story of Bram Stoker and his Dracula? Where you can find the knights and ghost? During this tour, we are not going inside the object.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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$480.73
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

Get vacation photographs you’re proud to share with the help of a professional photographer during a private shoot. Choose well-known Dublin settings, such as St. Stephen’s Green, the River Liffey, the Guinness Storehouse, or Temple Bar, or pick your own locations. Receive your high-res digital images within five days of the photography session.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
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Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Would you like to feel like in the musical? We offer a unique experience to explore Dublin in a cheerful way. Professional singer - the local guide will tell the story of Dublin in songs. You will learn some of Dublin’s most famous old-time songs. The tour will depart in the gardens of Christ Church. You will go down to Dame Street. You will visit Dublin Castle. Do you know what song represents Ireland’s struggle for Independence? We will then continue along Dame Street meet Dublin’s most notorious daughter. Do you have a clue could she be? She will teach you a world-famous song. You will visit Ireland’s most famous musical theatre, the Olympia Theatre. Do you know what is one of Dublin’s most renowned musical theatre ballads? There is a song, dedicated to Emigration to the New World. And there is a perfect place to talk and sing about it. Can you guess where? You will end up in the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin. What happened to Dublin when the "Black Death" reached it?!
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  • 2 hours
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$320.61
per group
From
$320.61
per group

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Singing Dublin Walking Tour

Would you like to feel like in the musical? We offer a unique experience to explore Dublin in a cheerful way. Professional singer - the local guide will tell the story of Dublin in songs. You will learn some of Dublin’s most famous old-time songs. The tour will depart in the gardens of Christ Church. You will go down to Dame Street. You will visit Dublin Castle. Do you know what song represents Ireland’s struggle for Independence? We will then continue along Dame Street meet Dublin’s most notorious daughter. Do you have a clue could she be? She will teach you a world-famous song. You will visit Ireland’s most famous musical theatre, the Olympia Theatre. Do you know what is one of Dublin’s most renowned musical theatre ballads? There is a song, dedicated to Emigration to the New World. And there is a perfect place to talk and sing about it. Can you guess where? You will end up in the heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin. What happened to Dublin when the "Black Death" reached it?!
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  • 2 hours
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$340.65
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$340.65
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