Temple Bar Hotels
Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter – and home to Paramount Hotel, which is located in the quieter west end of it. 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, the Gaiety School of Acting, as well as the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland.
After dark, the area is a major centre for nightlife, with many tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Pubs in the area include the Turk’s Head, The Porterhouse, the Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Temple Bar, Czech Inn, the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, Eamonn Doran's and the Purty Kitchen.
Two squares have been renovated in recent years — Meetinghouse Square and the central Temple Bar Square. The Temple Bar Book Market is held on Saturdays and Sundays in Temple Bar Square.
Meetinghouse Square, which takes its name from the nearby Quaker Meeting House, is used for outdoor film screenings in the summer months. Since summer 2004, Meetinghouse Square is also home to the Speaker's Square project, which is similar to Speakers' Corner in London and 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.
Temple Bar, especially the area around the Central Bank, has been known stereotypically to attract members of the "emo" and "goth" subcultures, sometimes referred to as 'bankies', and other alternative subcultures who tend to congregate around the area. Lookno further for Hotels in Temple Bar.