Dublin Writers MuseumApprox. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The Irish Literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel prize-winners and for many other writers of International renown. In 1991, the Dublin Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin.

Situated in a magnificent eighteenth century mansion in the north city centre, the collection features the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift, Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items.

The splendidly restored Georgian house is a pleasure in itself and its sumptuous plaster work and decorative stained-glass windows. The museum holds exhibitions and readings and has a special room devoted to children's literature.