LITERARY ATTRACTIONS IN DUBLIN

Dublin is renowned for its links to the literary world. Authors such as Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and Roddy Doyle all originate from here. Brooks Hotel is dedicated to promoting the arts and is close to many of Dublin's most notable literary attractions. 

 

 

Literary Attractions in Dublin

Chester Beatty Library
 
 The Chester Beatty Library
The Chester Beatty Library is located just a 7 minute walk from Brooks Hotel. You can view the route by clicking HERE. It is free to visit and features Manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and decorative arts.
Dublin Writers Museum  The Dublin Writers Museum
The Dublin Writers Museum is located about a 20 minute walk from Brooks Hotel. You can view the route by clicking HERE. This museum is a celebration of literature in Dublin. The museum hosts exhibitions, readings and has a children's literature room. 
Book of Kells  The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells is located in Trinity College, just a 6 minute walk from Brooks Hotel. You can view the route  by clicking HERE. The book of Kells is an ancient manuscript created by monks in the around the year 800. The book takes its name from the Abbey of Kells. 

 
 
                                         

Brooks Book of the Month - February 2018


It's Not Yet Dark - Simon Fitzmaurice

 

In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose to ventilate in order to stay alive.

Here, the young filmmaker, a husband and father of five small children draws us deeply into his inner world. Told in simply expressed and beautifully stark prose the result is an astonishing journey into a life.

Written using an eye-gaze computer, It's Not Yet Dark is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive.