Temple Bar has an international reuptation for an amazing nighttime economy, with some of the best bars and restaurants in the world. If you have the time however, it is worth exploring Temple Bar for more than what it has to offer after dark. 

The area is the location of many Irish cultural institutions, including the Irish Photography Centre (incorporating the Dublin Institute of Photography, the National Photographic Archives and the Gallery of Photography), the Ark Children's Cultural Centre, the Irish Film Institute, incorporating the Irish Film Archive, the Temple Bar Music Centre, the Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Temple Bar Gallery and Studio, the Project Arts Centre, and the Gaiety School of Acting.

It is also home to an amazing array of shops, bespoke retailing that you won't find on high street. If you are looking for vintage clothing, some ink, bespoke jewellery, a refurbished vintage bike, organic wooden furniture, uniquely crafted irish gifts, look no further than Temple Bar.

Take a look below at some things below that we recommend you put on your to do list :

This foodies paradise is a must do when visiting Temple Bar. This weekly market takes place every Saturday from 10am - 4.30pm at Meeting House Square under the new retractable canopy.

At the market you can enjoy artisan cheeses, sexy crepes, organic vegetables, grade A oysters, detoxing juices, arousing coffee & plenty of other gourmet grub to choose from.

click here for the FOOD MARKET FACEBOOK PAGE.

Temple Bar Book Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm and is located on the busiest junction of Temple Bar at Temple Bar Square. A small but perfect haven for book-worms and music fans alike.

Designer Mart takes place every Saturday from 10am – 5pm on Cow’s Lane which is located in the Old City area of Temple Bar.  This outdoor market showcases the very best of handmade craft & design produced by Irish and Ireland-based artists.