Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers MuseumDublin is famous as a city of writers and literature, and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore, or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage.

At the Writers Museum, Dublin’s literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items.

Whatever you think you know about Irish literature, you’re sure to find something to astound and delight you at the Dublin Writers Museum. Did you know, for example, that Oscar Wilde was a promising pugilist during his days at Trinity College, and that Samuel Beckett, had he not turned out to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, would also have made a name for himself in the TCD cricket first eleven ?

The building, a restored Georgian mansion on Parnell Square, is a treasure in itself. The sumptuous plasterwork in the first floor Gallery of Writers is worth a visit alone.

Temporary exhibitions, lunchtime theatre, and a specialist bookshop make this compact and informative Museum all the more appealing to anyone interested in discovering more about Dublin’s immense literary heritage.

The Dublin Writers Museum presents Neil O’Shea in The Writers Entertain
July - August 2014

The Writers Entertain, Neil O'Shea's one-man show on Irish Writers began its life some 16  years ago and has continued at the Dublin Writers Museum over those years to great acclaim. It consists of extracts from writers such as Swift, Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and others with a great emphasis on humour.

The show has toured widely, in particular in the USA, receiving excellent reviews from two separate runs of the evening version of the show ("An Evening with Great Irish Writers") in Los Angeles.

The hour-long show will run at the Dublin Writers Museum on the following dates:
Monday 28th July – Thursday 31st July at 2.10 pm
Friday 1st August – Sunday 31st August daily at 1.10 pm
Further dates to be announced.

Combined Ticket prices (Show and Museum): €10. Tickets available at the door.
Dublin Writers Museum, 18 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1 Tel: 8722077.

Performances  may also be arranged on request for groups visiting the museum, subject to timing. Please contact us for further information.

Here are some of the comments of the reviewers:
"Easy versatility drives this adroitly edited Gaelic sampler ...a testament to O’Shea’s unassuming expertise." - Los Angeles Times
"O'Shea is enraptured by his characters... an evening of enjoyment and education; an engaging intermingling of laughter and heightened poetry."- Los Angeles Metro
"A superior salon piece..."- The Irish Times


Dublin PassDublin Pass Holders

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Opening Times

January to December incl: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.15pm


St Patrick's Weekend
15 March 10 am - 5 pm
16 March 11 am - 5 pm
17 March 11 am - 5 pm
Last admission is at 4.15 pm daily

 

Ticket Prices

Adults: €7.50 (Group rates €6.50)
Concessions:  €6.30 (Group rates €5.30)
Child: €4.70 (Group rates €3.70)
Family(2 Adults & 3 Children under 12): €18.00                

Group rate applies to groups of 20 +