Literary Walk

Delve into the fascinating lives & stories of our literary greats from this city of writers & rogues.


What does it mean to be Irish? Many famous Irish characters have attempted to define 'Irishness' or indeed establish if it exists at all! The Irish Literary revival was key in defining Irish identity against the legacy of colonial rule and has had a lasting influence on our creative thinking. Join the 3 hour free walking tour and learn how some of the most loved & celebrated Irish literary thinkers embraced & determined the cultural identity of Dublin & Ireland through their famous characters & works, hear hilarious anecdotes & stories about their lives & explore areas such as Merrion Square, impressive Baggot street, Georgian Dublin & the beautiful canal bank walk.

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



This is a private tour. Please enquire using the contact form and we can arrange the meeting point that suit your group best.