Singer warns of Dublin tourist trap

An Irish singer-songwriter has written a song warning tourists to avoid Dublin’s famous Temple Bar area.

Temple Bar is a haven for tourists, attracting people from all over the world who come to soak up the atmosphere and catch a bit of live music.

song 'Temple Bar' by Billy Treacy

It is a lot of fun but like all tourist areas it has a reputation for being a fairly costly night out. No wonder so many visitors like to seek out the ‘local Irish pub’ instead.

Singer Billy Treacy has now written the song ‘Temple Bar’. The song tackles the less attractive aspects of the area such as expensive beers, beggars, pickpockets and the ‘lack of natives’.

At the end of the song Treacy advises visitors to try other parts of Dublin instead.

See the video below.

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Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.

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