Ghosts of Dublin

Museum of Literature Ireland MoLI

The series Ghosts of Dublin, features contemporary actors, writers, and activists reading excerpts from works that are foundational to Dublin’s literary gothic heritage.

We are delighted to present The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker. Performed by Ned Dennehy, and produced by Katie Mishler and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, the chilling tale reminds us why we shouldn’t really trust a desolate old house on your own at night. Especially when it comes complete with a very dark past…

Bram Stoker

The Judge’s House

Performed by Ned Dennehy

Dorothy Macardle

The Prisoner

Read by Roxanna Nic Liam

Charles Maturin

Melmoth the Wanderer

Read by Olwen Fouere


Museum of Literature Ireland MoLI

How much does Ireland’s literary past haunt contemporary politics and culture? Filmed in places of literary and historical significance, and launching later in 2022, the full Ghosts of Dublin programme will include: Olwen Fouere, reading Melmoth the Wanderer (1821) by Charles Maturin; William Keohane, with The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde; Ned Dennehy on “The Judge’s House” (1851) by Bram Stoker; and Roxanna Nic Liam with “The Prisoner” (1924) by Dorothy Macardle. Commissioned in collaboration with UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics and Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), the films find the ghosts and mysteries hidden beneath the city’s streets. Filmed with the support of the Irish Research Council, VICTEUR and the European Research Council.

Running time: 5 minutes, 36 seconds

Living Canvas

Living Canvas is a cultural initiative by IPUT which establishes new ways of exhibiting artworks in large scale outdoor installations in Dublin’s city centre.

Living Canvas