MoLI - Museum Of Literature Ireland

The Museum of Literature Ireland is a literary museum in Dublin, opened to the public on 21 September 2019, it is home to a host of media exhibitions and artefacts honouring Ireland's literary greats. Branded MoLI in homage to Molly Bloom, the museum is a partnership between the National Library of Ireland and University College Dublin (UCD).

Changing exhibitions include a look at the connections between Irish literature and international cities, and a contemporary commissions gallery featuring a new immersive audio-visual experience of Samuel Beckett’s novel, The Unnamable.

It also holds a permanent collection of James Joyce-related material, including his "Copy No. 1" of Ulysses.

An exciting component of MoLI is the new Dedalus Library. Located in a beautiful silent room overlooking the Iveagh Gardens, the library contains a considerable collection of academic journals, periodicals, and scholarly texts relating to the work of James Joyce. As well as academic works, the Library has a significant collection of early and semi-rare editions of Joyce works, available for supervised handling.

The Museum has a beautifully landscaped Courtyard and Readers Gardens. The gardens contain two protected trees, most notably the ash tree that James Joyce had his graduation photograph taken against, and a beautiful Killarney Strawberry tree. The gardens also connect to the Iveagh Gardens, sometimes called Dublin’s ‘Secret Garden’, another wonderful place to relax, read and enjoy nature. MoLI is not just a museum, it is an incredible green space in the heart of the city.

The museum also contains a wonderful Café which opens from 10.30am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The Commons Café offers a menu of artisan toasties, all-day breakfasts, fresh soups, beautiful salads and homemade cakes & treats; All accompanied by speciality coffee, iced coffees, plus wine from WineLab.

Set in the original student dining halls of UCD Newman House, the Commons has long been a space for sharing food and ideas amongst friends. Beautifully restored, there are nods to Ireland’s literary history throughout. The café opens out onto the Courtyard Garden.

Admission Fees:

Member plus one guest free
Adult   €12
Child, student, over 65s   €9.50
Family   €24
Adult and child   €13
Children under 3   free
Jobseekers, carers   free
Frontline healthcare & retail workers free

Opening Hours:

​10.30am–6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Also open bank holiday Mondays. Last entry 5pm.


UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 
86 St Stephen's Green, 
Saint Kevin's, 
Dublin, D02 XY43

MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland is located 25 minutes walk from the Castle Hotel.
Public transport can also be taken, our front desk staff will be able to guide you on these. 

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