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Discover Dublin’s rich literary heritage while absorbing the convivial ambience of traditional pubs on a 2-hour literary pub crawl. Wander Dublin’s charming streets to visit sites and pubs that inspired some of the country’s most famous writers; enjoy refreshing pints of locally brewed ale and sample local specialties (own expense); and put your newfound knowledge to the test in a fun-filled literary quiz at the end of your tour. Delve into Dublin’s literary past and exciting pub culture with entertaining and informative actors during this enriching experience.  


  • Literary Dublin pub crawl
  • Guided walking tour through Dublin’s literary past and pub culture
  • Visit historic pubs, share a drink and hear tales from Dublin’s literary folklore
  • Led by entertaining actors who bring the characters to life
  • Literary quiz with prizes

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Depart from the central location of Duke Street and embark upon an animated and entertaining journey to the sights and sounds that inspired revered Irish writers such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. Begin with a refreshing pint at the Duke Pub and listen to hilarious stories of the writers’ artistic antics. 

Revel in the joyous atmosphere created by incredible actors as scenes sourced from canonical novels are recreated; learn about the lives of the talented artists while also gaining fascinating insight into the turbulent history of Ireland’s capital city; and see the influence modern and ancient authors have had on the architecture of the city.    

Conclude your tour with an immersive literary quiz to test your new found knowledge of Ireland’s literary past; seize victory in order to win some fantastic prizes before returning to Duke Street, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Jeovany Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

had a great time on the pub crawl! The only feedback I would provide was that the tour went a little bit longer than it says in the description this caused my travel partner and I to miss our dinner reservation afterwards, but one of the guides was very helpful in giving us several alternative locations nearby the endpoint of the tour.

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Talented gentlemen Botha! We learned a lot, painlessly! The bars were better than I expected and the information delivered in a classy way, with humor and with respect for the literary icons they represented. Walking was through one area, not too much even for those of us with grey heads. I'd put this tour on the must-do list of any would-be traveling friends.

Lynda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had an interesting time - learned a lot about Irish authors and poets. The pubs were fun and crowded on a Saturday night. Well worth doing!

Geraldine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent, tour leaders were fantastic....

Gwyneth Eleri J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fine acting , informative and fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An awesome tour! Our two guides Frank and Finn... I think were fantastic and it was an amazing evening learning about Ireland's literary heroes! I would highly recommend this tour!

Jenny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome tour! Definitely not for those who don't like walking as you walk quite a distance but you learn so much and the tour guides were friendly and even performed bits and pieces of Irish plays in between stops. And hey, I won the quiz at the end so I got a t-shirt! Not bad for a detour! Note: Make sure you take the Dublin Historical Walking Tour first if you want a bit of a discount on this one and this tour goes rain or shine.

Tom F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent Really enjoyed the Literary Pub Crawl the actors/guides were great craic! Would recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.
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Kimberly F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The guys were great. A lot of information given on the authors or Ireland and the pubs they frequented.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved this tour, the guys were great and fun! I would recommend this pub crawl to all I know and those I don't.

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