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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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Great round-up of Irish literary culture

This small museum is packed full of interesting artefacts and explanations about Irish writers and gives a very good reflection of the rich cultural heritage of this small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Dunblane, United Kingdom

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Unless you have a deep passion for literature you need to avoid this place, two small rooms and one of the main exhibits is an old phone of a writer... Wow. Would cost two people €15 to get entry, better off buying a few Guinness instead.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This small museum is packed full of interesting artefacts and explanations about Irish writers and gives a very good reflection of the rich cultural heritage of this small country. Easy to access, it can be done in a short time if you wish, or there is enough to make a longer visit. Came away knowing much more about these important... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being a writer, I wanted nothing more than to take a peek at the artifacts and history of Irish literature at the Dublin Writers Museum. I had a great time touring the museum with my audio guide and taking in new facts about Ireland's revolutionary authors and poets. I would recommend this museum to any writer, aspiring writer or avid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum is small, but has some interesting pieces in it. If you don't have a working knowledge of Irish Lit, the rooms are laid out in chronological order to help you along. An audio guide is available to accompany the rooms. I cannot review the audio tour. I took Irish Lit in college, so I didn't listen to it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This museum is really quite small, with two rooms of displays and information. 6.50 euros student price included an audioguide. I really enjoyed it as I didn't know a lot about Irish literature. By no means a must-see, but I thought it was nice.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This should be a great place - it has lovely premises on a pleasant square just past the north end of Dublin's main street, O'Connell St., and Dublin, and Ireland in general, have such a history in literature and so many writers and works to remember (and the museum is explicit that it is about Irish literature, from a Dublin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I like the way this museum’s set up in chronological order so it sort of fills in any gaps one might have and helps one remember which writers preceded each other. The complimentary audio guide didn’t lend anything to the exhibits though. I wish it went in to more detail so one could skip all the reading in the museum.... More 

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Additional Information about Dublin Writers Museum

Address: 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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