This big, rambling art gallery sums up all that is good about Temple Bar. Founded in 1983 in the heart of Dublin’s “Left Bank,” it’s one of the largest studio and gallery complexes of its kind in Europe. It’s filled with innovative work by contemporary Irish artists—more than 30 of them, in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, painting, printing, and photography. The colors and creativity are dazzling, and it’s run by helpful, friendly people. Only the gallery section is open to the public, but you can make an appointment in advance to view individual artists at work. The Studios host free talks and discussion panels, featuring the great and the good of the Irish arts scene. Call or go online for details.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
5–9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 11am–6pm Transportation Bus: 26, 37, 39, 39A, 39B, 39C, 49X, 50X, 65X, 66, 66A, 66B, 66D, 67, 67A, 69X, 70, 70A, 77X Phone 01/671-0073 Prices Free admission Web site Temple Bar Gallery
Map5–9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Dublin
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