Dublin's Literary History: Private Off The Beaten Path Walking Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Explore the beautiful city of Dublin and its fascinating literary history and culture. Dublin is recognized by UNESCO as a City of Literature, thanks to a large number of writers, poets and dramatists it has produced over the centuries, from Jonathan Swift to Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats to Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker to James Joyce. See where these literary luminaries lived on Merrion Square and visit the pubs and bookshops they frequented.

Your guide will show you the status of Wilde and Yeats, and stop for some stories and photos outside the magnificent St Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift is buried. Visit Sweny’s Pharmacy and pop your head into the illustrious and very grand coffee shop of Bewley’s on Grafton Street, an inspiring place for Joyce to write! See all the places in Dublin that inspired these literary legends as you hear the stories of their lives and works. Walk over the river and end at the Winding Stair Restaurant & Bookstore.

What's Included

A friendly, professional English-Speaking tour guide for your own private group

Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

What's Not Included

Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way

Gratuities (optional)

Hotel pickup/drop-off

Transportation throughout experience

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Merrion Square
Start in Merrion Square, where a statue in honour of the legendary Oscar Wilde can be found, born in Dublin in the 19th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Explore the literary history of Dublin, a city that has produced many famous writers and poets over the centuries – see where they took their inspiration on this private, off-the-beaten-path walking tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Admire the abstract statue of William Butler Yeats by Henry Moore in St Stephen's Green, a prominent literary figure of the 20th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Winding Stair
Finish by crossing the river to the famous Winding Stair Restaurant & Bookstore.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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