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Thursday 8th November 2007

Temple Bar shortlisted for Academy of Urbanism Award�

Temple Bar, Dublin�s Cultural Quarter has been shortlisted for the 2008 Academy of Urbanism Awards in the category of The Great Neighbourhood alongside Soho in London and Grainger Town, Newcastle.

The Academy of Urbanism is a high level, cross-sector group of individuals from a wide range of disciplines, brought together to champion the cause of good quality urbanism throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Through discourse, research, education and awards, the Academy actively seeks to promote good urbanism and works towards delivering best practice. This is the first year that the awards have been extended into European Cities.

Speaking about this wonderful recognition for Temple Bar, Dermot McLaughlin, CEO of Temple Bar Cultural Trust said �Temple Bar Cultural Trust is honoured with this nomination which recognises the value and potential of Temple Bar's Meeting House Square as a significant civic resource for Dublin. Making sure that Meeting House Square lives up to its original purpose is always a challenge but the contribution of artists, arts organisations, market traders and, above all, the public will keep the Square high on peoples' favourite Dublin destinations. It's fantastic that Temple Bar is being assessed alongside such prestigious competitors and we're really enjoying the challenge!"

The awards ceremony will take place tomorrow November 9th at the Dorchester Hotel in London and Temple Bar Cultural Trust will have 3 key Temple Bar representatives at the event.

Watch this space for all the results!

For more information on the awards visit