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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

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Dublin, Ireland
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Overview

Discover Dublin’s rich literary heritage while absorbing the convivial ambience of traditional pubs on a 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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Guided walking tour with local actors to four Dublin pubs
Literary Quiz with prizes for winners
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

9 Duke St, Dublin, Ireland

You will find us in the upstairs bar of The Duke Pub, 9 Duke Street. Just off Grafton

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
On this tour that's as educational as it is recreational, you'll embark on an animated and entertaining journey through the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats - not forgetting modern scribes like Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan and Brendan Kennelly. Kicking off at the Duke Pub on Duke Street, this literary pub crawl will take you to famous pubs and haunts while actors recite verses from the best Irish literature. You can sink a pint while learning about the lives of these great writers and hear some of the hilarious stories that became folklore in Dublin's literary circles. PLEASE NOTE: During Covid we reserve the right to cancel tours at short notice due to lack of numbers attending.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats should be required at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dublin Literary Pub Crawl?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Dublin Literary Pub Crawl?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dublin Literary Pub Crawl?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Dublin Literary Pub Crawl.

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  • "Perhaps it was the time of year (early May), but as the evening went on and as more stops were outdoors, it got quite chilly and dark." See review
  • "Funny and informative - learn about the works of famous authors while stopping at fantastic pubs." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great evening out in Dublin
Hilary_T
, Sep 2021
I great evening out in Dublin. Even though Covid restrictions didn't permit us to go into pubs on the route we thoroughly enjoyed the talk and the interesting sites on the route. I highly recommend it
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star-5
Knowledge and Fun
Lauren_D
, Aug 2021
Amazing tour! As a writer I really loved this tour. It was great learning about Irish history and some Irish literary greats. Due to covid we couldn't go to as many pubs but the tour was insightful and fun nonetheless. Excellent storytelling, singing, and historical knowledge. I plan on doing it again the next time I'm in Dublin.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks Lauren for joining me. Enjoy the rest of your Ireland trip. Colm
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star-5
An excellent evening
lee_c
, Aug 2021
Wonderful experience! Not only was our guide pleasant and informative but he is multi-italented: he sang beautifully and performed segments quoted from famous works--fantastic!! Don't miss it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks Lee. I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour Colm
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star-5
Helpsome and Kind tour guide
Danny_M
, Aug 2021
The man helping us was very helpful and kind. I really enjoyed listening to him. Good experience. Thanks
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Informative and entertaining
Juli_B
, Mar 2020
I had so much fun on this informative and entertaining pub tour. The guides / actors are absolutely outstanding!! As travel restrictions started to kick in that night, I'm particularly thankful that the tour was not cancelled despite the low number of participants. Social distancing was observed at all times, very responsible.
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star-5
Great Mix and Worth It
AshleyV
, Feb 2020
This pub crawl was so much fun! The actors/guides made it amazing and there was a surprise bonus quiz at the end of the night making this a great mix of walking tour, history, pub crawl, show and trivia. I even went on this crawl solo and walked out meeting so many people. Would definitely recommend or do again.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks a mill Ashley. It's a great thing to do in Dublin when you're travelling on your own. Colm
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star-1
AVOID!!! Refund demanded and not received.
Discover39188
, Dec 2019
I made my way to the upstairs bar punctually and searched around in vain for any evidence of this event existing - no tour guide, no umbrella etc. I called - no answer. I emailed - no reply. I have either been completely ripped off or discourteously treated in the extreme by lack of communication given that this FICTIONAL event didn’t happen. Refund optimistically expected. AVOID.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
We start upstairs at the DUKE pub. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in winter. It's all clearly marked on our website and on our brochure. Nobody contacted me for a refund in the last while. We don't use an umbrella in the pub! We have two signs downstairs and another upstairs outside the room where we begin. When was 'Discov' booked to join us? What pub did he go to? If he was confused, did he not think to ask a barman where the tour starts? I mean: is this for real? I'm just back to work today after the holiday. There were a couple of people over Christmas who have requested refunds because their flights were cancelled. But that happens and they had no problem contacting us by email to say so. The only fiction about this tour for the last 31 years is the books we delve into by the authors. If we were discourteous to people in all that time we just would not be in business. Pls have a read through what others are saying and I think you will get a real picture of what we do. I hope you can join us. COLM
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star-4
Fun literary evening in Dublin
William P
, Dec 2019
Enjoyed a lovely evening out during Christmastime in Dublin with Irish verse and Guinness (or Murphy’s which I’m not allowed to admit to in Dublin). We greatly enjoyed the performances and tour but wish it were in a chronologically logical order - hard to follow. Still, highly encourage the outing to whet the literary appetite.
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star-5
Entertaining and Charming
jvravi01
, Dec 2019
We had a great time at the bar crawl. I have never been the biggest fan of Irish literature but we had a really funny evening with our guides.
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star-3
disappointing for literature lovers
Destination20814
, Nov 2019
While there were moments of real pleasure, few of Ireland's real masters were included and there were few quotes and stories about and from them.
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