|Other names||Shirley Temple Bar|
|Alma mater||Dublin City University (DCU)|
|Known for||Telly Bingo|
Since 1997, Buckley has hosted a weekly bingo and drag show in Dublin's largest gay bar, The George and, in 2001, he caused a stir when Shirley Temple Bar took over the National Lottery gameshow, Telly Bingo, on Irish television. In 2004, Buckley began to present the show as himself.
Buckley also writes a weekly column in national newspaper, The Star on Sunday.
- Millar, Scott (21 November 2004). "It's a drag being Shirley says RTÉ's ‘new’ lotto host". The Sunday Times.
- "The man and the mask; Ger Philpott meets the guys behind three of the Dublin drag scene's most glamorous gals". The Irish Times. 17 August 1999. p. 10. "Dubliner Declan Buckley, aged 30, aka Shirley Temple-Bar, studied marketing at DCU. He came to drag later than his colleagues. "The first time I properly did drag was for the Alternative Miss Ireland contest in 1997." He won the title. "Shirley Temple-Bar is a simplistic, girl-next-door type, not a glamour puss. Hers is a character-driven look. She's 14 years old, a schoolgirl from the Coombe," Declan says. "She's drawn from old memories anyone brought up in Dublin would have. The things old people talk about. Like going to Boyers' restaurant for tea and cakes with your granny."
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