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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  • August 8, 2017
    We decided to go here because we were on a trip to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday and she is heading to college to become a writer. You can't be in Dublin and not know the rich history of all th...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    I can appreciate the reviews advising that it needs an update. It does need a lift to the first floor, otherwise disabled visitors are not getting the complete tour, and should be offered a discount. ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Dublin writers museum focuses on different writers from Dublin throughout the centuries. The museum consists of two halls and a library, and that's about it. Each writer is some explanation and a few objects (letters, first issues). What I personally what was missing, quotes or poems were of the writers in question, so you could taste the literature where they are so famous for. By the way, do you like this back in the rest of Dublin, in the pubs and along the streets. We found it expensive for what it was. There are much better museums in Dublin for those who love art and literature (e.g. Chesty Beatty library, National Gallery), which es free.
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  • April 29, 2017
    A good few artifacts in this fabulous period house. Not overwhelming; allow about an hour and a half to see everything.
  • March 29, 2017
    Nice place but only really of interest to Irish literature fans. Quite dear in price so be sure you WANT to go in.
  • November 25, 2016
    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.
  • February 15, 2017
    A must for all lovers of literature. Great authors like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett are presented here.
  • February 12, 2017
    Great if you are interested in Irish writers.

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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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