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Join an actor to hear about the lives and works of the city's most famous scribes. We tell the story of Irish writers and entertain you with selections from their works. The tour is packed with humour, anecdote and information about Joyce, Beckett...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9 Duke Street | Off Grafton St, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 670 5602
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

On Monday am we met Colm our guide for the Lit Walk at Duke Pub on Duke street just off Grafton. We walked through various parts of central Dublin and stopped at strategic locations to hear about the exploits of literary characters such as James...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Colm Q, Owner at The Lit Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thanks very much. I do like to join the cultural and social connections with the appropriate quotation. ANNE

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this historic walk, the guide was knowledgeable and he was funny. He made the tour interesting for all ages, as we were a diverse group. Definitely recommend it.More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Colm Q, Owner at The Lit Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank s Michelle I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour. I like to think the Lit Walk is more about writers and how they viewed the history of Dublin as it happened. But you are right - history and literature constantly rhyme in Ireland....More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Amazing. I learned more about Dublin and Irish history in a two hour walk around the city than I had in my entire life! Colum was simply terrific. It's a must do in Dublin.

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Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had Colm as our guide on this wonderful tour. Colm shows you Dublin through the eyes of its most famous writers, using his prodigious acting skills to bring their work to life. It is a wonderful way to learn about this incredibly city-and we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Can confirm - tour is lit. Title accurate. Would do again. Lit. Flick the lights cause this tour is lit.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This morning walking tour is a quieter version of the Literary Pub Crawl, offered by the same outfit. A small group of people showed up for the tour, which made it intimate and easy to hear the guide. The guide was literate (of course) and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was an extremely enjoyable and entertaining experience. We met at The Duke, at 10.30 am and, after a bit of an introduction Colm Quilligan led us through several spots in the city centre which were related to different Irish writers. He gave us a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MontseT491
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Started in a pub, made a walk, visited important places, and did a quiz for fun. Learned a lot about the writers and about the history of Ireland.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great information about the famous literary artists, the political and cultural history of Ireland, economic touchstones, key landmarks, some differences between Irish and English culture and world view, and some juicy, fun facts! FYI: they are cash only.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

This was one of the highlights of my stay in Dublin even without the alcohol. Guide Colm Quilligan was an excellent "raconteur" and seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of Irish history and literary tradition. I would highly recommend this walking tour. Also the pub...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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19 April 2018|
Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
I'm sorry. Will be at work then. The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is fun and not so boozy. More emphasis on the Lit and the Hist.
Melinda R
22 March 2018|
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Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
Hello , You can email me on dublinpubcrawl or go to google and look up dublin literary pub crawl and find us that way.
Paola R
18 January 2017|
Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
hello. i take you to the Georgian squares of Dublin and talk about Joyce, Beckett, Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Shaw. Begin at the Duke at 10.30Am. finish at 12.30pm at Trinity College.