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See Dublin through the eyes of a proud Dubliner

There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.


Dublin Writers' Museum

Dublin Writers' Museum

Famous Showcasing the real achievements of writers

Showcasing the real achievements of writers Editors' Note

Dublin Writers' Museum is 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.

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.

Dublin Writers' Museum
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin
872 2077
Open Sept-May 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. June-Aug 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; 11am-5pm Sun.