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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

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a fantastic evening and a tour I will happily repeat on my next trip to Dublin! A perfect blend of history and live theatrical performance, our two guides were very insightful, friendly and helpful, in addition to being very compelling actors. The choice of pubs was very interesting chosen for specific connections to authors such as Beckett and Joyce, a.o.. A wonderful way to experience a handful of Dublin pubs, enjoy a few pints along the way, meet friendly and interesting people all while being entertained in the most quality way.

I cannot recommend it enough and look forward to taking part again as soon as possible!

Darlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Wonderful! The actors were brilliant and engaging. Highly recommend.

Chris L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Lots of fun, even for a literary novice like me!

Dennis T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I highly recommend this excursion. The actors were very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Completely worth it. Dublin in a Nobel awarded city of literature and this tour makes you know it!

Morag B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Would thoroughly recommend this trip. As a traveller alone it made my evening stay in Dublin a memorable one.

Erin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was awesome. Definitely take the time to do it! Make sure to sign up in advance! Fun actors sharing information about the pubs, authors, and Dublin history made this so much more than just a pub crawl. Really enjoyed this evening event.

ann b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We did this the night we got off the great. The guides were informative and interesting.

Doris Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very entertaining.

Daria F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The actor/guides are very good at recreating the voices of dublins prominent literary figures, and they bring the places on the tour to life.

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