Writers’ hangout
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A literary experience

Neary’s pub on Chatham Street is popular with young Dublin writers and poets. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
The Georgian-style entrance to a former home of William Butler Yeats. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
A plaque marks an entryway to Belvedere College, where James Joyce was a student. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
Visitors inspect the marine life in pools at Dublin’s Sandycove. The tower (upper right) inspired James Joyce’s opening scene in “Ulysses.” (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
The James Joyce Centre, housed in a restored Georgian home, has artifacts, notices on readings and other information, including a selection of unusual guides to Joyce’s Dublin. The center, home to the contemporary literary magazine the Stinging Fly, also offers worthwhile Joycean walking tours. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
A torch-flanked entry fronts Neary’s, a beautifully preserved, turn-of-the-last-century pub, where hungry customers can enjoy a good lunch for a reasonable price. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)
Once a hangout of some of Ireland’s best writers, centuries-old McDaid’s retains a hint of its original ambience while catering to a young nighttime crowd. (Peter Matthews / For The Times)