Meeting House Square is not only a spectacular venue, it is also surrounded by a number of great organisations, restaurants and cafes:
Gallery of Photography
Since its inception in 1978 the Gallery of Photography has become Ireland’s premier venue for photography. It has staged exhibitions with many of the major names in contemporary photography. The Gallery moved to its new location, a purpose built space with fully fitted darkrooms and digital imaging facilities in Meeting House Square in 1995.
Irish Film Institute
The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It aims to exhibit the finest in independent, Irish and international cinema, preserve Ireland’s moving image heritage at the Irish Film Archive, and encourage engagement with film through its various educational programmes.
IFI Cafe Bar
Located in Dublin’s Temple Bar, the IFI Café Bar offers great value in a chilled and relaxing atmopshere. With regular special events, a main dining area, a mezzanine, and outside smoking area and beer garden, it has something to offer everyone.
National Photographic Archive
The National Library’s photographic collections comprise approximately 630,000 photographs, the vast majority of which are Irish. While most of the collections are historical there are some contemporary collections. Subject matter ranges from topographical views to studio portraits, and from political events to early tourist photographs. The Library maintains an active collecting policy and material is constantly added to the collections, often by way of generous donations from various sources.
An eighteenth-century wine merchant’s cellar in the heart of Dublin hosts this atmospheric Italian tavern since 1997. The favorite meeting place the city’s Italian community, Il Baccaro avoids the standard formula dishes of Italian restaurants.
Nede Restaurant, located in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, offers a range of simple, light food that reflects the flavours and products of the countryside, farms and seas of Ireland, its changing seasons and the extraordinary skills of its artisan community.
The Physio Company
The Physio Company is an award winning, innovative and forward thinking Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic provider. Since its inception in 2007, The Physio Company has grown to become the largest private Chartered Physiotherapy provider in Ireland. The Irish family owned medical company was founded by Chief Executive Stuart McGoldrick and his wife Anne, who is the Director of Medical Services of the company. Together they have combined clinical excellence with best business practices to bring a modern approach to private practice Chartered Physiotherapy.
Bar Pintxos is traditional Spanish Tapas Bar offering a variety of Basque Pintxos and Tapas along with an eclectic list of wines, ports and sherries. Select ports served straight from the cask.
The Ark is a Cultural Centre for Children. The Ark introduces children to the joy, wonder and creativity of the arts, and plays a vital role in raising the standard of culture for children. Here, in a unique building designed specifically for them, children aged two to 12 explore everything from theatre, music and literature to painting, film, dance and more.