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Meet your guide and group of fellow book and beer lovers at a central location on Dublin’s Duke Street.

Stroll off down city streets, the sights and sounds of which inspired writers such as Brendan Kennelly, Paula Meehan, Eavan Boland, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett.

Along the way, you’ll pop into pubs with literary significance, where actors will recite lines from famous works, bringing the literature to life. At each stop, feel free to purchase a pint or a snack; you’ll need your stamina for the literary quiz at the conclusion of the tour.

End your evening at your departure point.
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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Experience Dublin’s love of literature and pubs on this pub crawl. Leave the navigation to your guide as you head down the city’s charming lanes. Stopping into pubs that hold literary significance, listen to anecdotes and facts about local authors, and hear actors bring famous works to life. Purchase some pints and snacks to refuel before participating in a literary-themed pub quiz to test your listening and retention skills.
  • In-depth tour of Dublin's literary history with a guide
  • Find hidden gem pubs with literary significance
  • Listen to actors in each pub bring literature to life 
  • Test your knowledge at a fun end-of-the-tour quiz
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A must-do! We loved it!

This tour is so much fun and so unique! My boyfriend and I booked it because we wanted to see Dublin and visit different pubs, yet we are old souls and a full-on drunken bar crawl was too much for us. We both love theatre...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
What, no Yeats?

Frank and Finbar, the guides, were smart but not stuffy. Engaging content, but one of the pubs we visited was packed with a group of young American college students(?) who don't seem to have much experience in pubs! Good introduction to a variety of classic...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Entertaining evening

We enjoyed this tour where professional actors walk you to pubs where famous Irish writers frequented. The actors perform short pieces from each writer (four of them) and provide a wealth of stories and history as well.

Thank KidstoFrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly Educational and Equally Entertaining

Get up front as often as you can, because the performances are incredibly entertaining, fun, and educational. I learned so much about Dublin's incredible literary history. I bought the book and went back to a couple of the pubs the next day for meals (and...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
"In Dublin's fair city..."

If you think that any pub in Dublin can pour a proper pint of Guinness, you'll find out some actually have a badge to prove it! A fun, lighthearted tour, with lots of stories and anecdotes, not at all a literature class. Lead by professional...More

Thank Ada C
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Michele1 | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the Dublin Pub Crawl directly.
9 July 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
I was able to buy tickets online. If it is a big group might be wise. You don’t walk too far. They are friendly and responsive I wrote an email after and got an immediate response. It is such fun- they are really good at... More
Laura L
23 May 2018|
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Response from Tiffany A | Reviewed this property |
HI! Sorry for the delay, it lasted about 2 Hours and it was really fun. get there early and start drinking.
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