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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 872 2077
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has...
Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a recording of James Joyce reading from "Anna Livia Plurabelle."
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Located within a town house which dates back to the 18th century. Literally memorabilia dating back 300 years, as well as objects belonging to Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Located within a town house which dates back to the 18th century. Literally memorabilia dating back 300 years, as well as objects belonging to Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan's yypewriter

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fabulous overview of Dublin's rich literary past, enhanced by the precious manuscripts and artifacts. Get the audio guide.

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Great Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For any literature fans, I would recommend a visit to the writers museum In Parnell Square. Housed in a beautiful 18th century mansion, it is definitely worth a visit. Including the works of Wilde, Shaw and Joyce to name but a few.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I visited with one of my best, most eager literature students after touring the Yeats exhibit at the National Library. While the Writers Museum is much lower-tech than the flashy (and wonderful) Yeats exhibit, it is deeply informative. I learned about writers I did not know about before, using the detailed audio tour. The house is something to see in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very comprehensive and fascinating into for ant bibliophile/literature buff. Not to be missed. Warning, no photos, but a great way to do spend an hour or two.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a compact museum that does a very nice job introducing Ireland's literary history to the casual observer. Those with more expertise might enjoy learning more about their favorite authors or discovering unfamiliar ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although the museum hasn't changed in years, it remains a great venue for various facts and minutia regarding Ireland's Anglo-Irish writers and a few Irish writers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a wonderful survey of the Irish literary scene. It showcases known and unknown Irish writers; certainly a wonderful chance for an orientation. The audio tour is basic, but good and the building is wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Having two daughters interested in writing this was a must to visit! There is a lot of information on written boards - making the audio guide unnecessary in my opinion, unless you need it for language purposes, having both was too much and a bit of an overload! We didn't go upstairs so just saw the two rooms, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum is small but worth seeing: there's a nice audio guide you can ask for, although a lot is written on the panels. The staff is nice but actually a bit shy with tourists: ask for whatever you need, they won't do that for you.

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