City of culture
Dublin truly is a city of culture. Visitors can step back in time in this city full of literary landmarks: from the James Joyce Tower by the sea in Sandycove to the world famous Trinity College, alma mater of many of Ireland’s greatest writers and home of the Book of Kells.
The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world and Dublin’s native sons include: Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Visit the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square, one of Dublin’s finest Georgian Squares. The Dublin Writers Museum houses a history and celebration of literary Dublin and features the lives and works of Dublin’s many literary celebrities. Look out for the lunchtime readings.
If art is your thing, be warned: you will have a hard time getting around to all of Dublin’s art galleries! Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane Gallery is one of Dublin’s modern art galleries. Featuring the fantastic Francis Bacon's studio showcasing rarely exhibited paintings by Francis Bacon, photographs by John Deakin, Peter Beard and Eadweard Muybridge, as well as unfinished paintings and slashed canvases, this offers the viewer an astonishing new perspective on Francis Bacon, one of the greatest figurative painters of the 20th century.