A new exhibition kickstarts a series of events taking place in Dublin this year to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift. 

The writer is best known for Gulliver's Travels, regarded as one of the greatest pieces of satirical writing in the English language. 

The exhibition, which runs at Pearse Street Library until the end of the month, concentrates on Swift’s life in Dublin. 

Swift was born on 30th November 1667 in Dublin, and educated at Trinity College and Oxford University. 

In 1713 he became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral. 

The first of his major satirical works - A Tale of a Tub - was published in 1704.

Gulliver’s Travels was published in 1726 and has never been out of print.