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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.

Overview

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 activity 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

Our Guides

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Brilliant Free Walking Tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 17, 2017

    I love and recommend free walking tours in any city you visit and Dublin did not disappoint. My guide was called Dan and he was brilliant, informative and very, very funny. I learned so much about...

  • “Walking tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 15, 2017

    A very informative and interesting tour but kept especially entertaining by our tour guide's (Keith) sense of humour.

  • “Dublin free walking tour ”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 13, 2017

    Keith was my tour guide, really funny and easy going guy with an depth knowledge of Irish history and culture. One of the best walking tours I've been on in Europe, would highly recommend!

Meeting point

In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.

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 NEXT City Tours T-shirts and holding blue 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!