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Dublin Culture Excursions

Posted: Jun. 25th, 2012  |  By Amy Hughes
Chester Beatty Library

Chock full of history and culture, Dublin, Ireland offers many cultural adventures to immerse you in literature, art, theatre and music.  Do not attempt to leave this beautiful land without experiencing some of the history and refinement which Dublin has for you to enjoy. 

With a world famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures such as Samuel Beckett, William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, Dublin is a cultural city like no other in the country of Ireland.  Tour the locations of James Joyce's great works such as Ulysses and Dubliners.  Visit Ireland's largest library, the National Library of Ireland, and literary museums such as the National Print Museum.

If you are more interested in the art history of Ireland than literary, you are in luck.  Dublin is the focal point for much of Irish art and the Irish art scene.  View the Book of Kells, an example of insular art and a world famous manuscript produced by celtic monks in 800, on display at Trinity College.  Visit the Chester Beatty Library, home to the famous collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts assembled by mining millionaire Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.  Or tour Dublin's numerous art museums including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery and the City Arts Centre. 

Interested in a night of theatre?  There are several theatres within the city centre including the well known Gaiety, Abbey, and Olympia theatres.  The Gaiety specialises in musical and operatic productions, and is popular for opening its doors after the evening theatre production to host a variety of live music, dancing, and films.  Founded in 1904, The Abbey was designed with the aim of promoting indigenous literary talent and provided the breakthrough for many literary talents such as Synge, Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. 

Experience the rich cultural history of Dublin, Ireland and you will not be disappointed!

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