An area in the centre of Dublin noted for it's high density of bars and, last time i was there, drunk stag and hen 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.