'Author of Many Plays' is the simple accolade to George Bernard Shaw on the plaque outside his birthplace and his Victorian home and early life mirrors this simplicity.
The first home of the Shaw family and the renowned playwright has been restored to its Victorian elegance and charm and has the appearance that the family have just gone out for the afternoon. The neat terraced house is as much a celebration of Victorian Dublin domestic life as of the early years of one of Dublin's Nobel Prize winners for literature.
It was in this house, opened to the public in 1993, that Shaw began to gather the store of characters who would later populate his books. From the drawing room where Mrs. Shaw held many musical evenings, to the front parlor and children's bedrooms, this charming residence is a wonderful insight into the everyday life of Victorian Dublin.
Closed September - May
June - August
*Tuesday to Friday 10.00am-5.00pm(Closed 1.00pm-2.00pm)
*Closed on Sundays & Mondays
Children (under 12): €4.00
Group Admission Prices:
Minimum group number is 20.
Why not visit any 2 of the Dublin Tourism attractions: Malahide Castle, Dublin Writers Museum, The George Bernard Shaw Birthplace, James Joyce Museum and avail of our special combined ticket below:
Tours available in foreign languages, book shop.
How to Get There:
10 minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green.
buses no. 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 122 from the city centre.
Dart to Grand Canal Dock station and a 15 minute walk.
Directions to the Shaw Birthplace from Dublin’s City Centre
Commence from the Daniel O’Connell Monument on O’Connell Street. Turn right onto O’Connell Bridge. Take the right hand turn onto College Green. Turn left onto the R114. Take the right hand turn onto the R811. Turn left onto Synge Street. The Shaw Birthplace is on the left hand side, half way down the street. There is limited pay and display parking on the street.
The Shaw Birthplace is included on The Dublin Pass! Find out more about the current special offers here!