Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

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Celebrate Ireland's rich literary history at Dublin Writers Museum, which features exhibitions on James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, and Patrick Pearse, among many others. Take a look at this nation's illustrious world of writing from a Dubliner's perspective. Visit the expansive museum, which opened in 1991 and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century home. Walk through the gallery, library, and rooms displaying artifacts and memorabilia from Ireland's most beloved writers. You'll have the opportunity to listen to an authentic recording of Joyce reading excerpts from "Anne Livia Plurabelle." Put Dublin Writers Museum into our Dublin holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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  • Really interesting museum about Dublin authors from Jonathan Swift until present. It made me eager to read more Irish literature. I spent one hour here which was all I had but was too little to really...  more »
  • The Dublin Writers Museum has an excellent display of first editions, letters, and related works by all of the best known Dublin writers (Joyce, Yeats, Heaney) and lesser known but important writers, ...  more »
  • The museum is a good idea--sort of, but the exhibits need an update, in terms of their presentation design and overall look and feel. More importantly, I worry about the preservation technology, or la...  more »
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  • A good few artifacts in this fabulous period house. Not overwhelming; allow about an hour and a half to see everything.
  • Nice place but only really of interest to Irish literature fans. Quite dear in price so be sure you WANT to go in.
  • Dublin has produced some incredible writers over the years and this museum honours them. There are exhibits dedicated to writers like Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and, of course, James Joyce. There’s a lot of reading here, as you would expect, but there’s also an audioguide to help you through the visit.
  • A must for all lovers of literature. Great authors like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett are presented here.
  • Great if you are interested in Irish writers.