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,
Dublins literary celebrities from the past three hundred years
are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal
Whatever you think you know about Irish literature, youre
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
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
28th December – 1st January 1.10 pm
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 from Saturday 28 December 2013 to Wednesday 1 January 2014 at 1.10 pm.
Combined Ticket prices (Show and Museum): €10. Tickets available at the door.
Dublin Writers Museum, 18 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1 Tel: 8722077.
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 Pass Holders
You can visit the Writers Museum and other attractions all for one great low price!
Find out more at www.dublinpass.ie
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
Christmas and New Year
23 – 27 December CLOSED
28 December 10 am to 5 pm
29 December 11 am to 5 pm
30, 31 December 10 am to 5 pm
1 January 11 am to 5 pm
Last admission is at 4:15 pm daily
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 +