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.
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
Reviewed on December 09, 2017
I spent very little time in Dublin but this tour was really worth it. Rex, our guide, was informative and amusing at the same time. the tour is suitable to any age and very comprehensive of many...
Reviewed on December 08, 2017
Did the 2 hr history tour with Keith and it was GREAT. Learnt so much about the city of Dublin and things I never would have know otherwise. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
“Awesome walk tour with Ollie!!!”
Reviewed on December 07, 2017
We had a great walking experience through Dublin with the best guide Ollie. He had a lot to share with us about the history of the city and good recommendations where to go. Well worth it.
In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.
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.
Please note, there is currently some construction works in place at the Central Bank, our exact meeting point is located here (below the Tree of Gold).
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!