The Museum of Literature Ireland or MoLi is set to open on September 20th in celebration of Culture Night 2019 in UCD Newman House on St.Stephen's Green in Dublin.
University College Dublin (UCD) have partnered with the National Library of Ireland (NLI), with the support of the Naughton Foundation and Fáilte Ireland to bring this new landmark cultural institution to life in Ireland's capital city. The museum will celebrate the rich history and literary culture of Ireland that has been admired around the globe for generations and will inspire visitors of all ages to explore their creativity and love of literature.
UCD Newman House has undergone careful restoration and modernisation to prepare for the launch of MoLI. The building was the original site of UCD and was a place of learning for Irish writers including James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, Maeve Binchy and Mary Lavin. Gerard Manley Hopkins also lived in the building for a time.
MoLI will display a range of temporary exhibitions, first of which will focus on Limerick born writer Kate O’Brien. For more information on upcoming exhibitions see www.moli.ie
MoLI will open from 5pm – 10pm on Friday September 20th as part of Culture Night 2019 and on this first evening entry will be free of charge. MoLI will officially open from 10am on Saturday September 21st. Tickets can now be purchased from www.moli.ie and are priced from €6. Tickets can also be purchased at the museum.