DUBLIN WRITERS MUSEUM
Ireland’s literary prowess is well known.
The nation has produced some of the world’s most respected writers, including four Nobel Prize winners, and this intriguing museum examines the key figures of the last three hundred years with an extraordinary collection of books, letters, portraits and personal items. Notable exhibits include an 1804 edition of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, an 1899 first edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and an 1899 edition of Wilde’s ‘Ballad of Reading Gaol.’ Based in a magnificent Georgian townhouse, the museum centers on the vast Gallery of Writers in the former drawing room, generously adorned with paintings, Adamesque plasterwork, and a deep Edwardian lincrusta frieze. A private guided tour is highly recommended.