An area in the centre of Dublin
noted for it's high density of
s and, last time i was there,
parties from England
Temple Bar used to be a poor place to live,
then all of the poor people moved out because the
people that owned the property
never kept it very well.
Then the property got developed, now
rich people live there.
It is right by the river Liffey
and a pretty convenient
stopping off place
for boats, at least this
must have been what the Vikings thought
because in the mid 80's one of
the most important Viking archaeological
sites in Europe was discovered while the local
governing body was digging foundations for
a new office complex.
Undeterred, the local governing body decided that
a nice very large cube of concrete was
better for the people of Dublin
than a rotting old ship. The development
of Temple Bar has not looked back since.