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Dublin Writers Museum

18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
353 1 872 2077
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Ranked #93 of 279 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I'm a Creative Writing Major and was super excited to visit here, but I was a bit disappointed. The staff there was not very helpful or friendly, and did not seem very happy that I was there. The information itself was fantastic, but it could have functioned better. The building itself was also a bit dingy, and felt stifling. I... More

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Tuusula, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I found the museum interesting. There were lots of writers I had heard about but had no idea they were Irish so I'm a lot wiser now. Would recommend this to anyone who's interested in literature.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's a lovely building and how could a museum devoted to Irish writers be dull, but it all felt a bit basic. We weren't impressed by the price when we arrived and in an effort to gauge value for money asked the chap at the desk what was inside. He made no effort to engage us (so much for the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Enjoyable visit. There's a very cute wax statute of a young Oscar Wilde and other Irish writers. There was a charge to visit the museum (7.50 euros per person), but we were free to take pictures.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Whilst the museum offers some interesting facts regarding the authors of Ireland, i was abysmally let down by the terrible service i received upon entering. My review unfortunately is based on this experience. The museum is set in a lovely building but it's displays are novice in comparison to other literary museums i have visited in Europe. Little us told... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An interesting visit and great pictures on display but there could have been more items on display. There is a great little shop located inside.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We hopped off the green tourist bus and found this gem of a museum. It holds detailed info on the most famous and infamous authors - Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Beckett, Keats, plus many others. The audio tour was highly informative and inspired me to read and/or reread their works. The museum displayed photos, books, and writings of these authors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are a lover of books then this museum is a must see attraction.Set in a lovely Georgian building it is two rooms full of displays relating to the greats of Irish writing. The place could do with a bit modernisation and the audio guide is ok if you like them (personally I hate the things ) but if... More

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Springfield, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Ireland loves its writers, and this small museum reflects that love. The displays, however, seem very dated (i.e., with labels that look like they were pecked on manual typewriters in the 1960s). It is, however, a good introduction to literary Ireland. It's not far from the James Joyce Centre, so you can combine the two in one afternoon, as we... More

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Linthicum, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You must go here if you have an interest in Irish writers. Although the main exhibit consists of two small rooms, you can spend a long time here if you read every bit of information and the labels on every display. There is much more written information than is available on the audioguide, which merely provides a brief synopsis. My... More

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