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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

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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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
9 Duke St, Dublin, Ireland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided walking tour with local actors to four Dublin pubs
  • Literary Quiz with prizes for winners
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Infant seats should be required at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Shane M wrote a review Mar 2020
Huntington Beach, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Did this for our first night in Dublin and it was a great way to jump right into the city. The hosts were excellent and made the price of this tour well worth it. We even went on to some other pubs with new friends made from our group.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from chris19652016, Owner at Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Colm
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bates70213 wrote a review Mar 2020
Allentown, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
knowledgeable, funny, simply a great walk around Dublin. Friendly competition at the last pub to see who was paying attention! My family finished 2nd!
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Date of experience: August 2019
Laura | What's Hot wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions41 helpful votes
This comic duo are amazing and their fantastic literary tour was one of the best things I did in Dublin. It was both fun and informative and we visited some lovely pubs whilst finding out about Dublin's literary history. Would highly recommend it to book lovers, but also those
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Date of experience: February 2020
Hayley B wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions27 helpful votes
Having seen the sheer volume of other positive reviews on TripAdvisor, and the fact it’s two men doing what must be a similar routine night after night, I actually assumed they would be tired and kind of over doing the performance of this by now. I was wrong. It was fresh,
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from chris19652016, Owner at Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Thanks for your kind review. It's the actor's training: to appear to be saying it for the first time - every time. We do mix and match though. Some actors work on different nights so they don't get jaded. We have a team of great people. We are going to keep doing it for some time to come. Thanks for joining the DLPC COLM
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Lonners61 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was a highly intelligent interesting and fun event - well executed by passionate smart actors. My 19 year old was sceptical - not (yet) an irish lit fan but she loved it. The waiting for godot extract was magic and i really loved the oscar wilde goss on the steps at
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Date of experience: January 2020
Key Details
  • Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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