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Undoubtedly Dublin's finest contemporary gallery, with the most enviable location in the city. TBG+S, as it is known, was established by arty pioneers when rents were cheap and the area was destined to become a bus station. Thankfully, the gods of urban design had a very different fate in mind, and now the gallery is the flagship of the city's official cultural quarter. Many of the original artists still work in the studios upstairs.
This building was previously owned by the Church of Ireland and was the Synod Hall right up until 1983. The Medieval Trust now supports the Dublinia exhibition, which aims to cover Dublin's early history, starting with the arrival of the Vikings in 1170 and ending with the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539. Start the tour in the basement with an audio-tape, taking you through life-size reconstructions, depicting major events, including the Black Death, the rebellion of Silken Thomas, and the United Irishmen uprising. Upstairs features a huge model of Dublin in about 1500. Also of note, in the Great Hall, is a multi-screen presentation on medieval Dublin.
Located in a former factory which was later converted into a theater and now a nightclub, Hangar is a popular venue for entertainment. Experience the nightlife of Dublin at this venue which is known for hosting several music performances by famous international artists as well as raw talents. Keeping its rustic charm untouched, this venue is furnished with excellent sound and lighting that assure an electrifying experience as you attend an event here. Put on your dancing shoes as the DJ spins his magic at Hangar, making it a great spot to enjoy a weekend. Besides the music acts, the versatile space also hosts cultural events, corporate functions and private events.
Located near Dame Street, The Bankers is an unremarkable but friendly pub popular with both locals and an after-work office crowd. It is generally quiet during the afternoon, making the Bankers a nice spot for a coffee or pint after a day's shopping in the area. A reasonably priced lunch and dinner menu is also on offer.
This gallery is part of the Graphics Studio workshop, a print studio first established in 1962 to provide printmaking facilities for artists. It is the oldest gallery in Dublin dealing exclusively in contemporary original prints, and a wide variety of work is featured, ranging from established artists to recent graduates. Fine examples of etchings, lithographs, screens and carborundum prints can all be purchased or viewed here.