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
Journey to the Heartland by Michelle Walsh Jackson
About the Novel
This is the story of the fragile love between Roz Waters and her visually impaired father, Patrick, a love that is revived on an extraordinary road trip through America’s heartland. The journey is an opportunity for Patrick to impart knowledge and wisdom that Roz is finally ready to hear. Roz’s world is rocked when she meets army officer, Michael Williams, along the way. But his wedding band isn't the only obstacle that makes their love forbidden. The prairies pale in comparison to the touching journey into each other’s hearts. As time unfolds Roz discovers that she and her father are intrinsically linked to Michael and together maybe they will all find the real Heartland.
About the Author
Michelle Walsh Jackson is the Irish bestselling author, travel writer and broadcaster. She has published seven novels since 2008, all bestsellers, and one non-fiction title ‘What Women Know’ with Hachette Ireland in 2010. Her journalism includes business and travel features in all major National Irish Newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Irish Daily Mail and National Geographic Traveller. The Inspiration for her new novel comes from her travels through Oklahoma and America’s midwest in 2015 during her time as a journalist.
This book is available for in-house guests to read in our resident’s lounge
If you would like a copy of your own, it is available for sale on Winding Star Bookshop Online Shop: https://winding-stair-bookshop.myshopify.com/