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Dublin Writers Museum

18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
353 1 872 2077
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$38*
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Ranked #95 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are very well laid out and the museum has a nice flow despite being so small. I learned a lot in my short visit.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Not part of our plans to begin with, we chose to go to the writers museum and was positively surprised, learned alot and I liked that you got your own audio guide.

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Crevlin
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I phoned the museum enquiring about the Cafe and was very unimpressed by the response by an individual who sounded as if he were intoxicated. It is important to have public responses dealt with properly in all contacts. This particular incident would put any visitor off going to the museum.

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you love literature then Ireland is the country who's soul comes through the pen. This rustic museum has all the charm and dignity you'd expect from it's fantastic array of Irish writers. In addition, we had the opportunity to hear a 1 man reading of selected Irish authors. It was fun, informative and added to the charm of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I went to the museum my first day in Dublin. Since it is small it is a great way to spend an hour, if you are a book lover! The gift shop was good. The gift shop employee Jane was lovely. She was so friendly and was full of great advice for touring Dublin and Ireland. All and all a... More 

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Lakebay, Washington
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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
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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Tipperary
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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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