Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), Dublin

Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), Dublin

Nestled within the original grounds of University College Dublin, where literary legends like James Joyce and Mary Lavin once found inspiration, this newly minted museum, unveiled in 2019, refuses to be a dusty relic of the past. Instead, it's a celebration of Ireland's rich literary tapestry, blending the old and the new in curious ways. From marveling at the first edition of "Ulysses" to shining a spotlight on overlooked female writers, the museum offers a fresh perspective on Ireland's literary scene beyond Joyce's towering legacy.

Perched overlooking both Saint Stephen's Green and Iveagh Gardens, the museum finds its home in the grand Aula Maxima, a Victorian assembly hall within the historic UCD Newman House complex. Cutting-edge multimedia exhibitions take visitors on a journey through Ireland's literary evolution, from ancient storytelling traditions to contemporary voices. Retirees and visitors alike find solace in the picturesque courtyard, enjoying a leisurely read with a steaming cuppa while tuning in to RadioMoLI for interviews with today's writers.

Tip:
Don't forget to swing by the fantastic MoLI shop, stocked with books, bespoke Irish crafts, art, and jewelry.

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