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2 Temple Bar River Liffey Molly Malone

3 What Temple Bar is? Temple Bar (Barra an Teampaill in Irish) is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is Dublin's cultural quarter and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists. Originally it was spelt as 'Temple Barr‘ and was the site of the gardens and mansion of Sir William Temple, provost of Trinity in 1609 The area is the location of many Irish cultural institutions, and After dark, it is a major centre for nightlife >

4 History of Temple Bar Fishamble Street in Temple Bar was the location of the first performance of Handel's Messiah on 13 April, 1742. An annual performance of the Messiah is held on the same date at the same location. The republican revolutionary group, the Society of the United Irishmen, was formed at a meeting in a tavern in Eustace Street in 1791. During the 19th century, the area slowly declined in popularity, and in the 20th century, it suffered from urban decay, with many derelict buildings. Its unfashionability probably saved it from Dublin's property developers, who destroyed much of the city's historic architecture during the 1960s In 1991, the government set up a not-for-profit company called Temple Bar Properties to oversee the regeneration of the area as Dublin's cultural quarter.Temple Bar Properties Wall Of Fame

5 Ireland’s world renowned musical talent is being acknowledged and celebrated in a permanent outdoor photographic exhibition, situated in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. Paul Brady Luke Kelly Phil Lynott Rory Gallagher Dolores O’Riordan Bob Geldof Shane MacGowan Sinead O’Connor The Undertones Christy Moore Van Morrison |< U2

6 River Liffey The Liffey (An Life in Irish) is a river, which flows through Dublin. The word Liphe or Life was the name of the plain through which the river ran. The proper name of the river was An Ruirthech, 'the strong running’. The River Liffey in Dublin city has been used for many centuries for trade, from the Viking beginnings of the city up to recent times. The River divides Dublin in two parts: the Northside and the Southside. Quotations

7 Quotations about Liffey "riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.” James Joyce - Finnegans Wake “A skiff, a crumpled throwaway, Elijah is coming, rode lightly down the Liffey, under Loopline Bridge, shooting the rapids where water chafed around the bridgepiers, sailing eastward past hulls and anchorchains, between the Custom House old dock and George’s quay.” James Joyce - Ulysses “That there, that's not me - I go where I please - I walk through walls - I float down the Liffey” Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely "Somebody once said that 'Joyce has made of this river the Ganges of the literary world,' but sometimes the smell of the Ganges of the literary world is not all that literary.” Brendan Behan, Confessions of an Irish Rebel |<

8 Molly Malone In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone, As she wheeled her wheel-barrow, Through streets broad and narrow, Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive alive oh!" "Alive-a-live-oh, Alive-a-live-oh", Crying "Cockles and mussels, alive alive oh". She was a fishmonger, And sure 'twas no wonder, For so were her mother and father before, And they each wheeled their barrow, Through streets broad and narrow, Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh!" She died of a fever, And no one could save her, And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone. Now her ghost wheels her barrow, Through streets broad and narrow, Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh!" The song tells the tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but died young, of a fever, and has acquired the status of an Irish anthem Molly is commemorated in a statue designed by Jeanne Rynhart, placed at the bottom of Grafton Street in Dublin, erected to celebrate the city's first millennium in 1987 |<

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