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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

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A very enjoyable tour. Frank and Sarah were talented, informative and entertaining. Many in my party of 9 had little knowledge of Dublin writers but all agreed it was a great way to spend an evening in Dublin. The warm balmy evening was another bonus.

Andy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

If you want to get a feel for Dublin's literary scene and be entertained at the same time, this is the tour for you. The fun and conviviality never stopped. Really enjoyed the actors and the acts. Not to be missed.

Kathy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful, informative,entertaining, if you have the time while visiting this is a must do!!! Both Actors were fantastic and genuinely enjoy their jobs!!

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was awesome! Very funny and creative! Both actors were excellent and very nice to chat with... I highly recommend this tour...

Jacqueline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a lot of fun with two actors who brought Irish literature alive. The four pubs were very nice and the quiz rounded off the evening.

Margaret G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved this tour! So much fun . And Frank and Finn are good actors. The Tour was informative and informational.

Megan D P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great time!!!!! Super fun and informative.

Sarah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a blast! Fun, informative, well-paced...the actors were top notch!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was great and educational. Oh, and you also got to drink! Drinking and learning always a winning combination.

Eric D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very enjoyable way to spend an evening. Drink a few beers in a few pubs and be entertained while learning more about Joyce, Yeats, Shaw, and other great names in Irish literature. Great entertainers and great pubs. I highly recommend this as a great way to spend an evening in Dublin.

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