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


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.



Brooks’ Book of the Month

March 2024


By Cathy Sweeney


We are delighted to feature Cathy Sweeney’s debut novel which is receiving. 

great reviews and those that start it find it hard to put down. 


One winter morning on an ordinary day a middle-aged woman leaves her comfortable home in the suburbs and her husband and two children who are asleep.   Without thinking much about it, she walks out the front door and never comes back.  She fully walks away from her life, and role she is expected to play.  Finally, forty- eight hours later, she faces up to what she had been ignoring in side herself, alone in a cottage in Wales she reaches breaking point.


Described as a truthful and compassionate account of contemporary marriage. The book tells the tale of many breakdowns; the breakdown of friendship, of trust, of society’s expectations of wives and mothers. 


This book is likely to be top of the list in every book club in Ireland and beyond. 


If you would like a copy of your own, it is available for sale on bookshops nationwide.