Irish Writers Centre

North of the Liffey

Next door to the Dublin Writers Museum, which focuses on the dearly departed, the Irish Writers Centre provides a meeting and working place for their living successors. It's very popular for book launch parties.

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2. Dublin Writers Museum

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