Monday 24 April 2017

Let's relive delights of our Gothic horror tales

Lighter side of darkness - we should do more to honour writers like Derek Landy
Lighter side of darkness - we should do more to honour writers like Derek Landy

I FULLY support Albert Power's letter (May 12) concerning the replacement of the Bram Stoker plaque at 30 Kildare Street in Dublin.

It was always a great source of pleasure for me to show visitors this house and, around the corner, St Anne's Church where Stoker married Florence Balcombe. Replacing the plaque would add a pleasant touch to the tourist trail on Kildare Street.

On the broader matter of a meaningful tribute to the city's literary greats, we have a fine if rather dusty and poorly laid out museum called the Dublin Writers' Museum. It is located in a magnificent building in Parnell Square. With a bit of spit and polish and a general refreshing of the layout this museum could be world class. And what better place to display Stoker and his works than this rather -- if I let my imagination run away with me -- Gothic structure?

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