March 19, 2010, Newsletter Issue #22: The Dublin Writers Museum

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Dublin was home to many famous writers. The Dublin Writers Museum is a must-see attraction for those visiting the city. The museum features the work of writers who have made an important contribution to Irish and international literature. Those who visit will experience two “Museum Rooms” that cover the history of literature in Ireland. The first covers Irish literature from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century. The second room in the museum covers the great writers of the twentieth century.

The Dublin Writers Museum has an excellent collection of books, all of which are kept in the Gorman Library. It houses several rare and first editions of books that have made a notable contribution to Irish literature. Some of the most important books of note in the museum include Gulliver’s Travels, Dracula, Ulysses, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Waiting for Godot.

In addition to its permanent exhibitions, the Dublin Writers Museum also has a variety of temporary exhibitions, a lunchtime theater and a specialty bookshop where you can purchase a bit of Ireland's literary history to take home with you.

The museum has hours that vary throughout the year and offers special discounts for children, large groups, and families.

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