• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Nancy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was fun! The tour guides were actors and singers who kept us amused and informed. Highly recommend this pub crawl.

Jakob Már G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Best Pub Crawl ever, entertaining and informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was an excellent tour of Dublin! Pubs, literature, history, theatre, trivia, prizes... what more could anyone want?!

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

he 4 Nobel Prize Winners for Literature who were also Irish.

You'll learn more factoids like the above on the tour, as well as enjoy the guides as they act out scenes from famous works both serious and not!.

Plenty of time for drinks at the pubs as well!

Bridget B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Any lover of literature will appreciate this tour. The guides were wonderful, funny, and put on a great show.

Noelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We got off the plane in Dublin, checked into our hotel, and then made our way to the pub for this tour. Hands down, best way to introduce yourself to Dublin. The walk was informative and entertaining. Nothing to strenuous. People with all levels of fitness and abilities were on this tour and no one was left behind or felt held back. The guides gave a great overview to the town, helping to orientate us for the next couple days of site seeing, as well as to Dublin's history and culture. I loved the stories, the jokes, the drinks. I firmly believe that this is a must do on your first day in Dublin.

Denise B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent , second time on this tour. It is great.

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guides/actors were superb. By far, the most interesting and entertaining pub crawl I've ever experienced.

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great fun and educational too. The actors were fantastic. You don't need to be familiar with the writers to enjoy it, they provide all the background you need.

Kathleen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This pub crawl was fantastic! We highly recommend it...great actors and much fun. They made the city's literary heritage come alive!

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