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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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For A Sense of Literary Ireland, Visit the Museum and the Writers Centre

The Dublin Writers Museum and the Writers Centre next door communicates why Dublin has been designated a UNESCO City of Literature, one of 11 in the world. The Museum covers major... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much to see (really most everything in two normal size rooms), They do provide free (cost alot to get In ) audio players. Price to get in was high considering other museums in Dublin and the size of the place

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For those of us who have read Irish literature and/or studied it at university, this is a must see. Excellent information about the greats, Joyce, Synge, Yeats, Becket etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Dublin Writers Museum and the Writers Centre next door communicates why Dublin has been designated a UNESCO City of Literature, one of 11 in the world. The Museum covers major and minor writers from early Irish storytelling and Irish poetry through the 19th and 20th century writers you'd expect--Yeats, Synge, Shaw, Joyce, O'Casey, Kavanagh. The Centre next door focuses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A solid collection of the works and memorabilia of important Irish Writers with excellent descriptions of their private lives, inspirations, successes and tragedies. A must see if you are a book lover.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

the writes of ireland are an amazing collective of minds... and the display at the museum is very interesting and expansive... so many great minds... i was enthralled learning about all of them... dont miss this exhibit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a wonderful overview of Irish authors and their influence on Irish history. The audio guide is a must. The upstairs of the house is beautiful. A wonderful visit!

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I missed this on my first trip so made a point of going this time. I very much enjoyed the museum, especially the audio tour that is included with the admission price. If you enjoy literature and history, this is worth a visit. I would plan to spend at least a couple of hours if you really want to hear... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

While the museum covered many, many writers, all of the presentations were strictly in print. No video, no hands on activities. This made for a very cumbersome and tiring visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

the literary figures that have come from England sometimes have us forget the amount of amazing literary figures have come from Ireland. This little museum holds an amazing collection of James Joyce, G.B Shaw, Yeats, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and more. Although small it packs a lot in and I love the audio guide as it reads you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a shame, on paper a great idea to celebrate the long literary tradition of our famous writers, of a city designated by UNESCO. What do we get? A small, badly presented series of glass cases with minimal information on each writer, no interactive audio visual and a general feeling of 'couldn't care less'. Add in cracked and leaky walls,... More 

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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 872 2077
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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