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

Our Guides

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Amazingly funny historical walking tour. ”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 24, 2018

    Our guide Keith absolutely made this tour. I’ve done many walking tours in Europe and this was far and above my favorite. Not only was it hilarious but you could tell he was passionate about the...

  • “Hilarious guide full of great knowledge”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 23, 2018

    An excellent tour to get a quick overview of Dublin main sights and key history. Highly recommended. Guide was personable and funny and knowledgeable.

  • “Absolutely Fantastic”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 23, 2018

    Ive been on a few of these tours but this was definately the best. Ollie was fantastic, very knowledgeable and very funny.

Meeting point

One Central Plaza

On arrival

On foot:
One Central Plaza 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, there is currently some construction works in place at One Central Plaza, our exact meeting point is located below the Tree of Gold.
Look for the guides with light-blue lanyards, nametags and our free tour sign.

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!