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Dublin Writers Museum

18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
353 1 872 2077
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Ranked #118 of 285 Attractions in Dublin
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Lakebay, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

So much interesting history and knowledge packed into one little place! Be prepared to spend at least an hour (more, if you can), so that you can soak in all of the great information. It really helped me understand Ireland & the Irish. There is also a great little shop in the back where you can purchase books (bought 3)... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We got off the Hop on, Hop off tour, stop 23, and we found this wonderful Writer's museum..had all the greats and was very interesting.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

well intentioned but material was poorly displayed and the need for refreshing the displays was evident. however it was good to see the artifacts and books. walking distance from centretown

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was expecting to see a lot more on modern Irish writers but there was very little on Seamus Heaney even though he is regarded as one of the best Irish poets since Yeats and is a Nobel Prize winner. There was a lot on Yeats and Joyce as you might expect but not so much on female writers. On... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Educational, relaxed, and cosy. A lovely little museum with a great bookshop. If only the cafe was open!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of the stops from the hop on/hop off bus tour, but easy to find on a map anyway as it's usually included in them. I learned a lot about so many writers, it has inspired me to read more of their books! Really well-set up and great to see so many first editions and letters from these authors! Great... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

With all the wonderful writers Dublin has produced and a beautiful building to site the museum in, this is a real disappointment. Dry and uninspired. I wasn't encouraged to read any of the writers, I didn't get any feel for their work. In an effort to cover LOTS of writers, the giants of Irish literature get lost. Glass cases with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I looked really forward to go in the Writer`s museum because i´m interested in irish literature. First of all the decoration is awful and secondly there are just two rooms for visitors. The presentation of the books and literature is ...sorry boring. It's made without passion. Hope that the museum will change this

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a small museum with a nice array of memorabilia and letters from some of Ireland's most famous writers. Although I have to say my friend and I were a bit surprised that some of these letters and original prints didn't seem to be that protected in these older cases. Regardless, a great review of the authors and if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A museum honoring writers is appropriate in a nation that values its artists as much as Ireland does. It's a small, intimate museum where one can see works by notables such as Joyce, Gogarty, Swift, Stoker and more.

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