Dublin’s Literati: a Walking Tour

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Location: Dublin
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Visit the famed Trinity College Library
Wander Merrion Square
Stop by St. Patrick's Cathedral
Stop for a pint in Davy Byrne's pub
Summary
Discover the captivating life and times of Dublin’s literati in an engaging walking tour of the capital
Description

Ireland is famed for its rolling landscapes and tranquility, so it is no surprise that many famous literary figures grew up in Ireland, and based their novels of such settings.

 - Visit the famed Trinity College Library where notable Dubliners, like Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker, studied
 - Wander Merrion Square, where dozens of famous Dubliners called home, including Yeats and Wilde
 - Stop by St. Patrick's Cathedral where Jonathan Swift is buried
 - Stop for a pint in Davy Byrne's pub, famous for its appearance in James Joyce's Ulysses

Dublin: City of Literature
 
UNESCO recognises Dublin as a City of Literature, reflecting the city’s rich and varied history of writers and writing. During your tour, you will meander through the streets, libraries and book stores woven into the stories and lives of Ireland's most celebrated Irish thinkers. From Nobel Literature Prize winners WB Yeats, GB Shaw and Samuel Beckett to its beloved James Joyce, Dublin is brimming with stories of its favourite authors waiting to be heard

One of your tour's highlights includes a visit to the famed Trinity College campus, Ireland's first and most acclaimed university. Here you will learn about the college’s numerous treasures, as well as lesser known tales of some of its most renowned alumni, like Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde. Your campus tour culminates with a special visit to the Old Library where an ancient Irish masterpiece, the Book of Kells, can be seen.
 
Ireland’s Literary Greats
  
In Merrion Square, where many houses have plaques detailing the rich and famous who once lived in the area, you will learn more about the life of Dublin’s most famous son, the writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde. At St Patrick’s Cathedral, you will hear about the illustrious writer and satirist Jonathan Swift, who had a lifelong connection to the cathedral's Dean. Whilst pausing at his tombstone, you will hear about some of Swift's triumphs and greatest controversies.

Next, find yourself stepping back into the 18th century with a visit to Marsh’s Library. Unchanged for three centuries, this perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment—with its original oak bookcases— houses more than 25,000 rare and obscure books.

Lastly, your literary tour of Dublin would not be complete without a visit to Sweny’s Pharmacy and a literary pub such as Davy Byrne’s. Both made appearances in James Joyce’s Ulysses and are bursting with interesting tidbits about the famous novelist and poet.

We built this tour because Dublin played an influential role in the writings of many renowned literary figures.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Entrance tickets to Book of Kells
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks and pints along the way
Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 13:00
Monday 09:30, 13:00
Tuesday 09:30, 13:00
Wednesday 09:30, 13:00
Thursday 09:30, 13:00
Friday 09:30, 13:00
Saturday 09:30, 13:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 53.34376, -6.260938
Address: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, IE
Notes:
Start Location Notes Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, IE
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, IE
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

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