Reply To: good article on temple bar as it now is
Unfortunately I think drinking is our culture. The Irish pub, the guinness fueled session, the ‘craic’…its what visitors are told to come here for now. Its used to be out beautiful clean and green island but that not really something we want to be shouting about now that we have built all over it and polluted it with litter.
Its so funny though. The other day I was stopped by two Canadian girls looking for directions (the usual funny thing – looking for Camden St ending up wandering around quaint Sean Mc Dermott St!). Anyway I mentioned they would have to cross through Temple Bar to get to Camden St. Their beautiful blue eyes just lit up at the thought of visiting Dublin’s world famous Temple Bar.
Its sad they way the Council have taken their eye off the ball on this one but I suppose the silver lining to this cloud is that at leats they have something to build on.