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Dublin Writers Museum
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US$25.15*
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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #96 of 556 things to do in Dublin
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a recording of James Joyce reading from "Anna Livia Plurabelle."
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The Dublin Writers Museum covers all of Irish literature, so that is a lot of territory. There are a lot of small displays that are accompanied by an audio tour. The audio tour is pretty necessary, because there is very little contextual information in the displays. Also, because there is so much to cover you really only get a brief glimpse at many writers. I found it overwhelming, because there was so much to look at, read and listen to in just 2 small rooms. I think it's worth a stop if you love Irish literature, but is not for someone with only a passing knowledge or casual interest.

The gift shop was really disappointing, because it really only had common books by the most popular writers. Nothing very unique or hard to find.

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is a great place to learn a bit about the history of Ireland as well as its literature and it's all in a beautiful building. It's easy to get to and there's a lot of information. The store is not very interesting, but it was an enjoyable experience. If you want to learn a lot about the things mentioned, then it is worth the price.

Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was my second time at this museum with a friend who was on her first visit. Just as interesting this time and a bit nostalgic as I went to school in this building in the 1960s.

Thank Siobhan R
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Boring small museum, pricey for what it has to offer, and quite run down. You basically go from panel to panel, reading away and listening to a very irregular audio guide (at times it can be rather informative, and sometimes it will just say something obvious and tell you to move on to the next panel...). If you're patient and don't mind reading panels, it offers interesting facts about the authors, their books and the period each lived in. It made me want to read a lot of novels I hadn't heard about. But Dublin, with its extensive literary legacy, deserves so much better than this.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

I've read a number of Irish authors but hadn't before put together how they interacted or the persecution and censorship they suffered. I learnt a lot I hadn't known about the long tradition of play-writing, often against strong opposition, and the history of the Abbey Theatre. The collection was fascinating and I could have stayed a lot longer.

Thank glts
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