Dublin Writers' Museum


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It can be hard to showcase the real achievements of writers, but this small, jam-packed museum does pretty well, featuring unique and well-chosen memorabilia from Swift, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett and others. Packed into its rather fusty wooden and glass display cabinets are some unusual and intriguing artefacts, such as the phone from Beckett's Paris apartment, and playbills from the Abbey Theatre's early days.

There's a great display on Brendan Behan, including a long letter he wrote from California to a friend back home in Dublin, after he made it big. He wrote of a party he'd attended with Groucho and Harpo Marx, adding, 'It was in the papers all over, but I don't suppose the Dublin papers had it. They only seem to know when I'm in jail or dying.' There are also occasional temporary exhibitions and live performances to spice things up a bit.

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Dublin Writers' Museum details

18-19 Parnell Square

Area O'Connell Street & Around

Transport Bus 3, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22/Luas Abbey Street.

Telephone 872 2077

Dublin Writers' Museum website

Open Sept-May 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. June-Aug 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; 11am-5pm Sun.

Admission €7.25; €4.55-€6.10 reductions; €21 family.