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Irish Literature, Dublin

Ireland's insider take:

From Samuel Beckett to Oscar Wilde, the Emerald Isle has made a hefty contribution to the world of literature. Dublin Writers Museum is a necessary stop for anyone interested in the country's big hitters (18 Parnell Sq., 353-1-872-2077, James Joyce fans will also find plenty of places of interest. The James Joyce Centre contains many manuscripts and a library with early editions (35 N. Great George's St., 353-1-878-8547,, but it's the James Joyce Museum that's often said to be the best tribute to him. Joyce briefly lived here and the tower is mentioned in the opening chapters of Ulysses (Joyce Tower, Sandycove, 353-1-280-9265).

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