It has been a very challenging couple of months for everyone, both personally and professionally.
We hope that you and your families have kept safe and healthy during restrictions and are looking forward to emerging, as we ease our way back, to a new normality. In line with the Government guidelines and the Help from the Health Safe Authority, we are working hard in getting the Restaurant ready to reopen on Monday the 29th of June 2020.
We can reassure you that we will have all the necessary precautions in place. And as always, our amazing team will be here with a big smile on their faces, even behind the masks 😊
Thank you to all of you for the support and positive messages through these times. You are Amazing.
From Monday the 29th of June we are excited to re-start the engines and We are looking forward to seeing you at some stage in La Caverna
We will be open Monday to Sunday from 1.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Let’s stay Positive xxx
La Caverna Team
Articles » About Temple Bar area
La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar is based in the heart of Temple Bar, the most vibrant area in Dublin City Centre
Interetsing facts about Temple Bar:
- It is believed that Temple Bar Street got its name from the Temple family, and specifically Sir William Temple (provost of Trinity College from 1609-1627), whose house and gardens were located there in the early seventeenth century.
- 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.
- A run-down inner city slum by the mid-20th century, Temple Bar was long written off when state transport company CIE started buying up property here in the 1980's with the view to building a huge bus depot. While waiting for planning permission by the city, CIE decided to let out the empty premises at cheap rates. Attracted by the bargain rents, artists, fringe boutiques and alternative eateries started to shoot up all over Temple Bar.
- Fownes Street Upper and Lower take their names from Sir William Fownes, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1708. Taverns in Fownes Street included the 'King's Arms' and the 'Shakespeare', while the part of the street adjoining the Liffey was formerly known as Bagnio Slip, after a bagnio or brothel in the area.
- The Temple Bar area is so called because it housed the first Jewish temple built in Ireland. The word ‘bar’ refers to the refusal of Catholics to allow the Jewish community to enter any of the adjoining commercial premises.
La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on 12 Fownes Street, just behind the Central Bank. We welcome you any time to discuss the beauty of Temple Bar!