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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 872 2077
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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If you love Irish lit, don't miss this!

I was a Lit major in my undergrad years, and I love many of the famous Irish poets and novelists. This museum was actually quite close to my hotel, so I was able to get there by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was a Lit major in my undergrad years, and I love many of the famous Irish poets and novelists. This museum was actually quite close to my hotel, so I was able to get there by walking just a few blocks. I spent several hours there pouring over old manuscripts, photos, furniture, etc. from some of the most highly-regarded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Museum itself so-so, the main exhibition hall are two rooms with books and other exhibits. Audioguide is needed to understand them fully, though at some parts the narrative is quite long and a bit boring. I would have preferred to have all the information in a booket. No pictures allowed to be taken there, only at the second floor. Beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Across from the Garden of Remembrance, this presents a comprehensive overview of Irish literature in a relaxed setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In order to understand Ireland, you have to know about its writers. Joyce, Beckett, Wilde, Yeats, Bernard Shaw, and C.S. Lewis are just a few of the prolific Irish writers featured in this museum. The museum is organized wonderfully, and is organized with audio-headsets; you receive one at the beginning of the tour and walk through the museum listening to... More 

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Crestone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

an important reminder of the writing tradition in Ireland and its many brilliant writers -- in a sweet old building with nothing pretentious except literary brilliance

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

an expensive museum which let me a bad impression. It is small and there a lot of things to see. I did not keep a good memory.

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Amersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My initial thoughts that the museum was a little small but after about an hour with an interestin commentary I concluded that the museum is informative and has a great deal of information about the famous Dublin writers rang from Swift to Joyce. The upstairs is interesting particularly with the rooms themselves but not so well laid out. The bookshop... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It´s a small but very interesting museum, if you are a person who likes to read. Ii tells the story of Irish writers, what they did , the prizes they won and how did they interact with other writers. They have radio in many languages to support your visit if you can´t understand english. In the top floor there´s a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I both found this to be an extremely interesting and informative museum. Although most of the exhibits are in two rooms, the exhibits are packed with information. The audio tour has interesting information that is supplemented by more comprehensive written information. If you want Disney skip this but if you want a charming informative museum go here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't read much but It was fun to find out how much of a contribution Irish writers have had on English literature. you will be given an audio guide which will explain the displays. I learnt so much

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