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01st Aug 2019

Dublin’s New Museum Of Literature Is Opening Its Doors On Culture Night

Kiara Keane

The brand new Museum of Literature will open its doors for the first time in September.

Set inside the iconic UCD Newman House on the south side of St Stephen’s Green, which has undergone a massive transformation ahead of the opening, it will celebrate Ireland’s literary culture and heritage from the past to the present.

The Museum of Modern Literature, shortened to MoLI, takes inspiration from the work of James Joyce and is named after his most famous fictional character, Molly Bloom from Ulysses.

It’s set to open its doors for the first time on Culture Night on Friday, September 20 from 5pm to 10pm, and after that will open 10am to 6pm, seven days a week.

UCD Newman House has undergone massive renovations over the past few years as part of a major partnership between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland, and supported by the Naughton Foundation and Fáilte Ireland.

Visitors to the museum can expect immersive multimedia exhibitions, priceless artefacts such as the very first copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, lectures, performances, cutting-edge children’s education programmes and historic house tours as well as a café called The Commons, all set in one of the city’s most beautiful gardens.

The Commons is set to be an all-day kitchen and dining room serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner and will open out onto the garden terrace, which also connects to the stunning Iveagh Gardens.

You can book advance tickets to MoLI now via the museum’s website.

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