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events & FESTIVALS

The Temple Bar Company has initiated and curated a series of successful cultural events in the area over the past 20 years. These include TradFest Temple Bar, Dublin’s largest festival of Irish music and culture, which contributes over €5 million to the local economy and is attended by over 25,000 people every year.  In collaboration with the Latvian community we run Latvian Culture Day, celebrating the diversity of communities we have here in Ireland. Over the summer months we also run a number of outdoor community events on public spaces in Temple Bar including Family Fun Days, Live music concerts and outdoor arts exhibitions.


tv production

In recent times the Temple Bar Company has produced a number of highly successful TV shows in partnership with Born Optimistic. When faced with the global pandemic and the dessimation of the tourism and live events The Temple Bar Company had to re-imagine a way of reaching Irish and internatinal audiences. Out of this grew Ireland in Music. It was devised as a cultural & tourism TV product for international distribution.  Ireland in Music is a high-quality musical programme with some of Irelands best musicians, all expertly filmed against the backdrop of Irelands most stunning tourism locations including Temple Bar and Dublin City Centre. Ireland in Music was

broadcast on RTE 1 in 2020 and internationally through PBS in the States and the European Broadcasting Union. A second show has been commissioned and is currently in pre-production. TradFest – The Dublin Castle Sessions was produced in December 2020 and this six-part tv show is currently being broadcast on RTE 2. Presented by musician and broadcaster Fiachna Ó Braonáin it features over 50 musicians singing their songs and the stories behind them.

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We manage several successful outdoor markets in Temple Bar including the Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square, the Book Market on Barnardo Square and the Cows Lane Craft Market. In previous years, we ran the Summer Night market in Temple Bar – Ireland’s only outdoor night market, as well as the Temple Bar Christmas Market. Since 2022, the Temple Bar Company has been successfully managing Dublin’s iconic Moore Street Market. We take care of logistics, production, trader recruitment, marketing and social media for each of these markets. For more information on our markets please visit

Area Management

area management

Temple Bar has a daily footfall of over 65,000 people or 22 million per annum. In order to manage these numbers, The Temple Bar Company provides area cleaning services in partnership with Dublin City Council. We have a team of 6 full-time cleaning operatives who powerwash and litter pick the streets and back lanes of Temple Bar on a daily basis. We also work with Dublin City Council, An Garda Síochána, businesses and residents in Temple Bar to improve the public domain and address any policing and security issues.

Over the years we have partnered with Dublin 

City Council, An Garda Síochána, businesses and residents in Temple Bar to improve the public domain and address any policing and security issues. Over the years we have partnered with Dublin City Council on a number of light and art installation projects on the streets of Temple Bar helping to animate the area, in particular the back lanes, to prevent them falling into disrepair and prevent anti-social behavior. Known as Love the Lanes Initiative, we have worked with a variety of Irish and international artists creating art that has encouraged positive engagement on the laneways and also has actively encourage visitors to these spaces.

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Temple Bar Company has produced several podcast series over the years as part of a content marketing strategy for TradFest Temple Bar, and as a means of providing an additional platform for the incredible artists in Ireland's thriving trad and folk music scenes. For Folk Sake and TradFest Temple Bar: The Podcast, featured engaging interviews and live performances from major players in the Irish music scene. Collaborating with acclaimed radio music producer Aidan Butler (RTÉ), and RTÉ Radio 1's Céilí House presenter/TradFest Temple Bar Artistic Director Kieran Hanrahan, the company has put out over 110 podcast episodes, garning over 33K downloads, with 70% of those downloads in international markets.

 As of 2023, Temple Bar Company and the TradFest Temple Bar team are currently working on an exciting new podcast series. 'Talking Trad' takes a deeper dive into the experiences of 

women in trad and folk, as well the new Irish communities in traditional music settings/festivals. We also look at the important role played by the Travelling Community in the maintenance and development of traditional Irish music. 'Talking Trad' is due to be published in the 3rd quarter of 2023 and will be available to stream and download from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and just about anywhere else you stream your podcasts from. 

Podcast production
public Affairs and marketing

public affairs 

& marketing

Since 2003, the Temple Bar Company has engaged in public affairs and lobbying on behalf of the Temple Bar area. As registered lobbyists The Temple Bar Company is focused on tackling and discussing issues that impact on the city and Temple Bar. This played a significant role and was of huge benefit to our members for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic in particular.


Temple Bar Company also markets and promotes the area to domestic and international audiences through a series of 

marketing and advertising campaigns. We work with Irish tourism authorities, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in promoting Temple Bar to overseas markets. We manage social media on behalf of the area and produce an annual Temple Bar Tourist Guide.



Temple Bar Company developed a plan in consultation with Dublin City Council, businesses in the area and Dublin Fire Brigade to help ensure Temple Bar re-opened after the pandemic lockdowns, in the most coordinated, planned and orderly manner possible while still supporting and facilitating businesses in Temple Bar. The plan included a detailed outdoor seating plan, a coordinated design, public tealm improvements, suggested medical/science-based mitigation measures for indoor trading, a proposed outdoor culture programme and marketing message for the area.

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