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.
The Cheaster 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.
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.
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.
MoLI – a museum of literature for the world’s greatest storytellers: MoLI is located in the historic UCD Newman House on St Stephen’s Green, only a 10-minute walk away from Brooks Hotel. Once there experience immersive exhibitions, view treasures from the National Library of Ireland, or relax amid the birdsong in their tranquil gardens and café.
by Christine Dywer Hickey
Tatty is a devastating, yet hilarious, depiction of a troubled Dublin family told through the lively, charismatic voice of a little girl.
With brutal honesty, Tatty tells the story of her life with her beloved, feckless Dad, her tormented Mam, her five siblings, and the booze that brings them down. This isn't just an entertaining tale, but also a heartbreaking account of a disturbed childhood that makes for compulsive reading.
If you would like to find out more… we have a copy of the book in the Residents Lounge available for our guests while staying with us