The new Dublin Writers Museum has opened on Parnell Square.

The Dublin Writers Museum will promote interest in the lives and works of Irish writers. It is located in two renovated 18th century Georgian houses next to Findlater's Church.

As well as writings by Irish authors, artefacts, mementos and personal belongings have been donated or lent to the museum. Items on display include James Joyce's typewriter, Brendan Behan's union cards, and Jonathan Swift's coffee pot. The collection also includes the silver encased whiskey bottle that that featured in Oliver St John Gogarty's picnic scene in 'As I Walked Down Sackville Street'.

Director of the museum Pat Seager outlines the wealth of information available at the museum.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 November 1991. The reporter is Colm Connolly.