Things To Do


Literary highlights

National Library of IrelandGet lost in the vast literary treasures of this cultural gem.

Dublin Writer's MuseumImmerse yourself in the works of Dublin's literary stars down through the centuries.

James Joyce CentreSee the exhibits dedicated to the life of one of Ireland's greatest writers.

Abbey TheatreAs an icon of world theatre, the Abbey Theatre hosts thousands of guests every year.

Yeats SocietyDrop in for lectures, readings and activities at this cultural hotspot in Sligo.

Literary Ireland

For a relatively small nation, Ireland's literary credentials certainly pack a powerful punch. Authors and playwrights like Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, to name but a few, have helped to cement our international reputation as an epicentre of the written word.

This season, explore Ireland's literary heritage for a chance to truly understand the national pysche. Through humour, pathos, tragedy and farce, it'll be a journey you won't forget. Browse our list to find the perfect workshop, lecture or reading in which to immerse yourself in Irish literature this spring.

Irish Writers' Centre and McDaid's Pub. Christchurch, Dublin. Banna Strand, Wexford. Leitrim landscape and Inis Méain, Galway. Bewley's Café and the National Gallery of Ireland The Gutter Bookshop and the Irish Times building Beckett Bridge/Oscar Wilde quote A working forge/a lock on the Grand Canal The Abbey Theatre/Sweny's Pharmacy, Dublin. Ben Bulben, Sligo/Hook Lighthouse, Wexford. Irish Writers' Centre and McDaid's Pub. Christmas snow scene Beckett Bridge/Oscar Wilde quote Dublin, UNESCO City of Literature Christmas lights