Mobile Applications
Available now for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry!
This page in English
Diese Seite auf Deutsch
Français

Dublin Writers Museum

6.0 out of 10 from 22 user ratings (Been here? Rate this!)
Dublin Writers Museum Rating
0 out of 10
Cancel

Quick Info
 
Address
18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
 
Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday and public holidays: 11am - 5pm

 
Phone
+353 1 872 2077
 
Website
 
Price

Adults: €7.50 ($8.73)

Concessions: €6.30 ($7.34)

Children: €4.70 ($5.47)

Families: €20 ($23.29)

Combined ticket to either the James Joyce Museum, the Shaw Birthplace and Malahide Castle

Adults: €11.50 ($13.39)

Concessions: €9.50 ($11.06)

Children: €7.50 ($8.73)

Families: €31 ($36.10)

 
 
Transport
An easy walk from the top of O'Connell Street
Red Line to Abbey Street (814yds)
Red Line Greystones - Howth Greystones - Malahide to Connolly Station (0.6mi)
Dublin Writers Museum

The Dublin Writers Museum is located in an original 18th century Georgian house and accommodates the museum rooms and a library. In the annex there is a coffee shop, a book shop and exhibition rooms for temporary exhibitions and readings.

The museum was established to promote the life and works of Irish authors and the history of Irish literature. It is an excellent little museum for lovers of Irish literature and was opened in 1991 as a celebration of literary Dublin.

Room 1 of the museum explains the history up to the 19th century whereas Room 2 is devoted to the authors of the 20th century. Still living writers are not included in the museum.

The most famous writers featured in the museum are James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett among others. All authors listed in the museum have made an important contribution to Irish literature and also include four Nobel Prize winners.

Castle Hotel (55yds) from €139
Barry's Hotel (105yds) from €59
Hotel St George (121yds) from €59
Belvedere Hotel Parnell Square (136yds) from €99
Cassidys Hotel (218yds) from €122
down More Hotels down
up Hide Hotels up

They are presented through their books, from "Gulliver's travels" to "Ulysses" and "Waiting for Godot". On the walls are pictures of Irish writers with other items as original letters, pens, typewriters, pipes, phones und curiosities as Lady Gregory's lorgnette, Austin Clarke's desk, Mary Lavin's teddy bear and Brendan Behan's union card.

The association of the Dublin Writers Museum with the Irish Writers' Centre next door provides a link with living writers and the international literary scene.

Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage.

 
 
 

Dublin Writers Museum Reviews

Be the first to write a review about the Dublin Writers Museum ! See below for more information.

Write Review

Have you already visited the Dublin Writers Museum ? If so, let everyone know what you thought about it by writing a review! No registration necessary. Just click here to start writing!

arrow_left

Dublin Writers Museum

arrow_right
Dublin Writers Museum
Parnell Square looking towards the Dublin Writers Museum
Please note: Information was correct at the time of publishing but can change without notice. For more information, see our Terms and Conditions.