Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writers’ Gallery from James Joyce to Bono and Samuel Beckett to Maeve Binchy and forty more on portraits and interactive panels.
There is an enlightening wall-mounted Writers’ Trail Map with site specific quotes from Samuel Beckett on Dún Laoghaire Pier; James Joyce on Clifton School, Dalkey Avenue; George Bernard Shaw on Torca Cottage; Hugh Leonard on the Bandstand in Sorrento Park and Flann O’Brien on the Vico Road.
Writers included on interactive screens are largely from ‘Bloomin Lit’ exhibition curated by DLR Heritage Office. They include: Samuel Beckett, Maeve Binchy, Bono, Austin Clarke, Pádraic Colum, Marita Conlon McKenna, Don Conroy, Leo Cullen, Chris de Burgh, Denise Deegan, Martina Devlin, Emma Donoghue, Katie Donovan, Bernard Farrell, Desmond Forristal, Bob Geldof, Hugo Hamilton, Paul Howard, Denis Johnston, Jennifer Johnston, Neil Jordon, James Joyce, Hugh Leonard, Shay Linehan, Colum McCann, Denis Florence MacCarthy, Frank McGuinness, William Monk Gibbon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Joseph O’Connor, John O’Donovan, Seán O’Faolain, Críostóir O Floinn, Brian O’Nolan, Lorcán Ó’Treasaigh, Julie Parsons, Lennox Robinson, Gabriel Rosenstock, George Bernard Shaw, Annie M. P. Smithson, Gordon Snell, L.A.G. Strong, John Millington Synge, Katherine Tynan and Mervyn Wall.