FAQs

WHAT WRITERS ARE FEATURED?

A selection from Joyce, Beckett, Wilde, Brendan Behan, Mary Lavin, Eavan Boland, Paula Meehan, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Brendan Kennelly.

DO I NEED TO KNOW MUCH ABOUT IRISH WRITERS?

No. We will explain it all to you by quoting from the works of Dublin’s famous writers. They do the talking on this tour. We also give some background to the authors we feature – so no jumping in at the deep end. We also tell you about the great pubs in the city, how the the culture got started and how important it was for the trade of writing.

IS THERE FOOD ALONG THE WAY?

Food is available at the Duke Pub, (9 Duke street) before we start. You won’t have time to eat a full meal during the tour, but we recommend places to eat when the tour finishes about 9.50pm.

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE TAKE THE TOUR?

Anyone with an open mind and a thinking cap. All ages, nationalities and families (not suitable for very young children). Women tell us they find it safe to join the tour when travelling alone.

WHERE DOES THE TOUR END?

We end the tour at Davy Byrne’s pub – close to the starting point on Duke street.

HOW DO WE GET BACK TO THE HOTEL?

There’s a taxi rank just down the street from where we end the tour (about 9.50pm). Buses, DART and LUAS trams stations are all nearby.

HOW DO I GET THE STUDENT PRICE?

The student price is only available on our website or at the door on the night. So stay on this site and book it.

WHAT PUBS DO WE VISIT?

We visit four pubs each night (and a special entrance into Trinity evening time). Tour duration : 2hrs 20mins approx.