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Singer warns of Dublin tourist trap

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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.

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.

Of course, you don’t have to spend your entire evening in the Temple Bar area of Dublin during your stay. As Treacy explains, there are a few downsides to the area, but also plenty of attractions too.

Dublin is packed with great music and food venues as well as historical centres and celebrations of Irish culture.

Dublin – modern city steeped in history and culture