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  • Dublin Writers Museum

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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 18th 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 and Sheridan, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items.

The museum holds exhibitions, lunchtime theatre and readings and has a special room devoted to children's literature. The Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage.

Tours available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

**EXHIBITION AT THE DUBLIN WRITERS MUSEUM**

STRANGE THINGS - LAFCADIO HEARN’S BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
AN EXHIBITION AT THE DUBLIN WRITERS MUSEUM

Lafcadio Hearn (1850 – 1904) - journalist, adventurer and explorer of strange and ghostly things – is recognised as one of the great interpreters of the emerging Japan. Revered in Japan, he is still a shadowy figure in Ireland, where he grew up. This exhibition tells the story of his extraordinary career and the books he wrote about his adopted country. It includes photographs, original editions of his Japanese books and other material.

The exhibition runs at the Dublin Writers Museum from early August (previews from 25 July).


Address

18 Parnell Square

Phone

+353(0)18722077










  • Operating Hours

    2 Jan - 22 Dec

    MON 09:45 - 16:45
    TUES 09:45 - 16:45
    WED 09:45 - 16:45
    THU 09:45 - 16:45
    FRI 09:45 - 16:45
    SAT 09:45 - 16:45
    SUN 11:00 - 16:30
  • Operating Hours

    23 Dec - 24 Dec

    Closed
  • Operating Hours

    27 Dec - 27 Dec

    Closed
  • Operating Hours

    28 Dec - 31 Dec

    MON 09:45 - 17:00
    TUES 09:45 - 17:00
    WED 09:45 - 17:00
    THU 09:45 - 17:00
    FRI 09:45 - 17:00
    SAT 09:45 - 17:00
    SUN 09:45 - 17:00
  • Operating Hours

    2 Jan - 2 Jan

    MON 11:00 - 17:00
    TUES 11:00 - 17:00
    WED 11:00 - 17:00
    THU 11:00 - 17:00
    FRI 11:00 - 17:00
    SAT 11:00 - 17:00
    SUN 11:00 - 17:00
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day 11:00 - 17:00
    St Patricks Day 11:00 - 16:30
    Easter Monday 11:00 - 16:30
    May Day 11:00 - 16:30
    June Holiday 11:00 - 16:30
    August Holiday 11:00 - 16:30
    October Holiday 11:00 - 16:30
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)