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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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$31.55
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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
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Dublin and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Dublin, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

Capture your trip to Dublin with a private photography session. Meet a local professional photographer and set out on a walk through the city center including top landmarks such as St. Stephen's Green, Temple Bar, and the River Liffey. Choose a convenient meeting time and location and let your guide document your vacation with digital photographs. Receive high-resolution images within five days of the shoot.
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  • 2 hours
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Dublin

Guarantee that you come home from your Dublin travels with some frame-worthy photos by booking a private photo shoot. Spend 30 minutes with a local photographer visiting some of the most photogenic city sights for snaps of you and your party. You'll get to know the city while your photographer shoots great photos and walk away with some tips on where to eat and what to do in Dublin.
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  • 30 minutes
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$272.44
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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
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$350.00
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Walking Tour Dublin South Side

Walking Tour Dublin South Side

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Maximize time in Dublin with a walking tour of the south side of the River Liffey. Cover top city landmarks including the O’Connell Street Bridge, Trinity College, Temple Bar, and Dublin Castle. Learn about the history of attractions such as Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Choose a departure time that is convenient for your schedule. A coffee break is included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Dublin Small Group Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide

Dublin Small Group Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide

There are millions of reasons to visit this beautiful city, indeed Dublin answers all your expecta-tions: is a metropolis and a village, has chaotic streets and peaceful corners, is trendy and old sty-le, is polyglot and gaelic. Joining our small group tour you will to get in touch with the city and learn its history, strolling the city with our local guide for 2.5 hour will allow you to visit all the most famous highlights; starting from O’Connell;the Spire of Dublin; the General Post Office; the City Hall and the Castle. You will see the iconic Temple Bar district and finallu the Trinity College. Please be aware that in Dublin we can truly experience four seasons in one day, be sure to bring an umbrella and sunglasses. Don’t miss the chance to join the best tour in town!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$23.05
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Dublin 2.30-Hours Private Tour of Must See Sites with a Native

Dublin 2.30-Hours Private Tour of Must See Sites with a Native

Don’t lose yourself in one of the hundreds cheap tourist trap advertised everywhere in Dublin, only a private tour lead by an experienced and local guide, with a proper historical and art background, can allow you to fully appreciate this city. Dublin has an ancient and complicated history worth of a deep explanation and understanding that the tour guide will show you. During our 2.5 hour walikng tour we will visit all the most famous places and monuments of the city: from the most ancient, such as the Dublin Castle, to the most modern, like the Monument of Light in O’Connell Street. You will see the Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Last but not least we will admire the Trinity college. Please share with us all your preferences and expectations, we guarantee a fully customization of the itinerary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$137.11
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Dublin City Photowalk

Dublin City Photowalk

This tour is all about seeing Dublin and having fun with Photography. It's a great way to get a sense of the city and create some beautiful and fun images in the process. All levels welcome!
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  • 2 hours
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$92.57
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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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$32.87
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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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$349.38
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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
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$18.19
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(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

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Short on time and want to see as much of Dublin as you can? This tour has you covered. In five hours, you'll see many of the city's top attractions, from Trinity College to Dublin Castle, along with a host of other important historical and cultural attractions along the way.
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  • 5 hours
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$235.39
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Ultimate Day in Dublin

Ultimate Day in Dublin

Do you enjoy Food, Pub, Museums, Culture tours and learning how the locals live? This tour comprises elements from all those tours to give you the most varied, comprehensive and enjoyable tour of Dublin possible! After 10yrs tour guiding private tours, and over 500 5-star reviews, Garvan has designed a tour to deliver an outstanding full day in Dublin. By the end of the tour, you’ll have visited all the essential attractions, experiencing only the best of the National Gallery and National Museum, eaten lunch where the locals go, shopped for Irish artisanal foods & cheeses, paired them with Irish beer/whiskey in a locals’ pub, visited a jeweller (or similar) and learned the methods & inspiration behind their art. As if that wasn’t enough, you will have also gained not only an understanding but a powerful feeling for Irish history & culture. Most importantly of all, you’ll have connected with an authentic Irish guide who wants to share a fantastically memorable & personal day with you.
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  • 8 hours
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$230.54
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