Dublin Writers Walking Tour
Dublin writers and their haunts – the public houses tour designed to highlight the many diverse literary lives of the city, a UNESCO city of literature.
Visit the beautiful Georgian squares and find out who inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Walk in the footsteps of James Joyce and visit many sites mentioned in Ulysses, see Oscar Wilde’s home and statue. Visit the hallowed halls of Trinity College where Goldsmith, Burke, Swift, Beckett, Shaw, Stoker and Yeats studied.
Visit the Abbey Theatre founded by Gregory, Yeats and Synge and hear of the riot that marred ‘Playboy of the Western World’. Learn about the 1916 rebellion and Ireland’s fight for freedom that inspired Yeats to write the immortal words “A terrible beauty is born”
Visit the medieval Dublin Castle and see the building where Bram Stoker toiled as a civil servant, see the birthplace in 1667 of Dean Jonathan Swift. Walk the cobbled laneways of Temple Bar and cross the iconic Halfpenny Bridge on the journey taken by Leopold Bloom. Find out why Guinness tastes better in its native city and see the pubs that were a second home and inspiration to Joyce, Kavangh, Behan and Flann O’Brian.
The city’s lack of spectacular public monuments is more than adequately substituted by a far more meaningful, artful and unmistakable force- her Pubs! Over 1,000 of them at last count, the social hub of generations, a friend to many and a comfort to all, the lifeblood of the city.
All this and more in a relaxed 3 hour stroll with frequent readings (and a visit or two to some famous hostelries for refreshments) designed to give you a solid orientation and knowledge of literary Dublin.