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Dublin, Ireland

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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
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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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Traveler Tips

  • "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


898 Reviews

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Great time!
, Oct 2021
We had so much fun on the pub crawl! The pubs were great and our guide was an amazing storyteller. The quiz at the end was a great way to end the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for joining us Colm
Good times
, Oct 2021
Great stories. The locations were fun and interesting. I liked hearing the Oscar Wilde stories best.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for joining us in these Covid times Colm
10/10/2021 literary crawl
, Oct 2021
Excellent experience overall. Nice readings and company. Would highly recommend. Finbarr was a great guide and really brought the story to life
Definite must.
, Oct 2021
Great facts about writers and Dublin. We’re so glad we went on this tour. We wouldn’t have seen the city from this perspective on our own.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks Tricia for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour Colm
Great evening out in Dublin
, 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
Knowledge and Fun
, 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
An excellent evening
, 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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Helpsome and Kind tour guide
, Aug 2021
The man helping us was very helpful and kind. I really enjoyed listening to him. Good experience. Thanks
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and entertaining
, 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.
Great Mix and Worth It
, 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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