Going anywhere in Ireland is pretty much guaranteed into giving you a great time. It’s capital city Dublin is widely renowned for being a young vibrant city and the Temple Bar area to the south of the banks of the Liffey is no exception to this rule. The place is alive with what the Irish call “the craic (pronounced crack)” The craic is everything good about life. It is friends, fun laughter and entertainment. It is also an inquiry about what’s going on. In Temple Bar there is always something going on.
One of its most popular draws is the Olympia Theatre. It has seen hosts to such comedy greats as Laurel and Hardy, Dermot Morgan and Laurel and Hardy. For bands REM, Erasure and Radiohead have all played there. The Bar is also well served by an abundance of restaurants with cuisine all over the world including many examples of the Italian Restaurant Dublin has and even some traditional places where you can sample proper Irish fare as well.
However it is the Pubs and Bars that the area is rightly known for and you will happily come across a fair few traditional bars where the fiddle and uilleann pipes will be playing or there are plenty of contemporary modern options for you to choose from.
If all that fun has put you in the mood for something a bit more sedate there is always the Book of Kells in Trinity College and the Castle to recharge your batteries at before another night of Temple Bar carousing.