Free entry to Dublin Writers Museum + 10% discount in shop

Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Dublin Writers Museum + 10% Discount when you spend €20 or more in Gift Shop
Normal Price: Adult: €7.50 ; Child: €4.70

Ireland is home to a number of Nobel Prize winners and acclaimed authors and so has a longstanding literary tradition and heritage to be explored. The Dublin Writers Museum celebrates the country’s literary heroes and through its exhibitions, outlines the milestones of key writers over the past three hundred years, including Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett.

Please note: Closed on 16 November

Highlights:

  • Personal extracts and letters from acclaimed historic authors such as Wilde, Joyce and Swift
  • Stunning Georgian mansion
  • Gorham Library and Stapleton ceiling
  • The Gallery of Writers

Did you know

- As well as one of the greatest writers of the 19th and 20th century, Oscar Wilde was a promising boxer during his days at Trinity College

- Samuel Beckett was born on Friday 13th April 1906

- James Joyce suffered from astraphobia – the fear of thunder and lightning, which influenced his literature, such as 100 letter onomatopoeic word in the first line of Finnegans Wake

Things to see:

Museum Rooms

Learn about the history of Irish literature from its beginnings up to the present day. The two rooms of museums explore the movements that literature underwent from the 1700s with some of its most radical writers and into the Literary Revival of the end 19th century.

Gorham Library

This priceless collection of books contains rare copies and first editions of some of the most influential works, among the volumes of special collections and critical works. Don’t forget to look skyward as the Stapleton ceiling is not to be missed. Venture next door into the grand Gallery of Writers you’ll find the portraits and busts of these Irish writers, brought to life.

Personal artefacts

As well as paintings and portraits of some of the most iconic Irish writers, the museum also holds a wide exhibit of pens, papers, typewriters and pipes – as well as Samuel Beckett’s telephone, Austin Clarke’s desk and Handel’s chair from the opening of The Messiah.

Dublin Pass holders will receive 10% discount on gift shop purchases when spending over €20.00.

How to get there:

    Bus: 11, 13, 16
    DART: 15 minutes walk from Connolly Station
    Foot: 5 minutes walk from O'Connell Street

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Last Admission: 16.15

Closed: 23th - 27th December

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Address:

18 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Telephone:

+353 1 872 2077