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Dublin Writers Museum

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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

Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a...

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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what a gem!

this is next to the Hugh Lane Gallery and a real must. it is a beautiful build ing that perhaps is a little worn in places but the story of Irish Writes throughout the ages is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
North Yorkshire

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum. Full of interesting information and in a beautiful Georgian house. It's a shame that the cafe is closed but you can go next door to the Hugh Lane gallery. Well worth a visit, even at 7.5 euros entry

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is next to the Hugh Lane Gallery and a real must. it is a beautiful build ing that perhaps is a little worn in places but the story of Irish Writes throughout the ages is very well done and fascinating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Before visiting any place, It can't be denied that one creates some expectations about it. However , by serendipity we came across this museum. It was an fascinating visit that revealed us the Irish huge wealth in terms of literature. What surprised us the most was that women were included and valued in the history of their writers. At last... More 

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Broseley, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this museum... As both my boyfriend and I are fans of writers like Oscar Wilde we thought we would drop by. Cannot fault the quality of the artefacts and items on display, a wide variety of literature, pictures, letters etc on display. However the museum is very old fashioned in its approach, offering self guided audio tours that... More 

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Wells, Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this visit particulary, but how wrong I was! Super gallery with excellent multi-media guides (which I don't usually bother with, but can thoroughly recommend here). So much information and pictures and so many more Irish writers than I remembered! One of the highspots of my Dublin visit.

Thank ZJGH
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Truly enjoyed this audio-guided display on centuries of Irish writers. There's bookstore in the rear of the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Dublin Writers museum give a great overview of the rich literary heritage of Dublin and all of Ireland. Located in a lovely townhouse on Parnell Square, it is an easy walk from Trinity College. Lots of manuscripts and personal effects form a broad range of Irish writers.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

visited the Dublin writers museum recently but left disappointed. VEry expensive entry ticket for what you get. basically you get to see 2 rooms with old glass display cases with books and some details about Irish writers. Everywhere there are signs saying that you can't take photos. Why in 2015 is photography banned when everyone with a mobile phone takes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I wouldn't seek this museum explicitly, but it was a good overview of Irish literary history and a good reminder of how many prominent writers come from Ireland.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I personally enjoyed this museum because I like old books, but it appeals only to die hard literature fans. It is extremely old fashioned and has nothing in it to tempt reluctant readers. Definetley not a place to bring children. Its such a shame as Dublin has invested in tourism around alcohol and leprecauns when it has such a rich... More 

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