Literary Walk Tour

Tour information

This free tour is great for seeing parts of Dublin city where other free walking tours don’t go while learning all about Dublin’s literary heritage. A relaxed paced stroll to beautiful areas of the city centre brings you through Georgian Dublin and along the canal bank walk while discovering plenty about Dublin’s, and Ireland’s, exceptional literary sons & daughters, their lives, works, characters and their impact on the city and country across many levels of society and generations as well as incredible anecdotes from their lives. It is very interesting subject matter and includes famous greats such as Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, Shaw and more while tracing the country’s tumultuous history through the works and lives of the literary artists who resided in and / or grew up in Dublin.

Tour information

Joyce, Wilde, Beckett and many more Irish literary greats have hugely contributed to Irish culture. The Irish Literary Revival began at the start of 20th Century, playing a huge part in Irish identity. Come stroll with us along literary hotspots such as Baggot Street, Merrion Square, the Canal Bank Walk and discover Georgian Dublin. Our local passionate guides will share with you the history of this compelling time in Irish history, gain an insight into the Irish mindset and hear about the stories & secrets of these famous writers on this 3 hour tour.

This tour includes:

The Celtic literary revival — Irish theatre — WB Yeats — Patrick Kavanagh — Traditional Irish music revival- Maud Gonne — Trinity College Alumni — James Joyce — Oscar Wilde — Brendan Behan — Samuel Beckett

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Get the stories behind the sights”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June2, 2016

    Was a great tour, saw many of the main building of Dublin but were told many interesting stories and had fun. Thank you Allan for your expertise.

  • “Dublin walking tour with Ian”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June1, 2016

    Ian was an excellent guide, a gracious host to his city, knowledgeable, and provided us with a great afternoon in the sun seeing the sights and learning the history of Dublin!

  • “Ollie was extremely entertaining!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June1, 2016

    We had a great time on Ollie's tour. He was funny, entertaining and informative. It was the perfect way to see the most of Dublin!

On arrival

On foot:
The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha’penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it’s location.
Dubliners are very friendly people so they’ll be glad to give you directions. The Square at the Central Bank is a relatively spacious public area and once you are there you will see our guides in blue HostelCulture T-shirts and holding blue HostelCulture Free Tour umbrellas.

Things to note

Booking for this tour is essential to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!

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From 11:00 to 13:30
In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.
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