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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

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Address: 9 Duke street, Dublin 002, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 263 0270
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The pub, the poet and the pint. In Dublin, they seem to be inseparable. The...

The pub, the poet and the pint. In Dublin, they seem to be inseparable. The public house is where writers sharpened their wit. This two hour walking tour is led by a team of professional actors who follow in the footsteps of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan and many others. You will hear renditions of prose, verse, drama and song from Dublin's literary hall of fame. The evening is packed with entertainment and also includes a quiz with prizes for the winners. As one critic wrote: 'A highly enjoyable evening that gives you the pleasant notion of replacing brain cells as you drown them'. Check our website for further details and to book online.

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Enough has been written. These guys say they've been doing this for 28 years which on my calculations means they started at age 13. Just add me to the list of highly satisfied... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enough has been written. These guys say they've been doing this for 28 years which on my calculations means they started at age 13. Just add me to the list of highly satisfied customers. Great craic.

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Colm Q, Owner at Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, responded to this review

Thanks Tony! Not sure about your mathematical ability which puts me at the tender age of 41...there's loud laughter among my backbenchers here at home when they hear that figure. I'll believe you though, in this post factual age. It's a darlin' review, a daarlin' review. All the best from Dublin to you in Sydney. It's a mild winter here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard great things about the literary pub crawl and was not disappointed. You get a fun tour and lesson about dublins temple bar district and go into pubs with incredible history. My girlfriend and I also meet some great people on the crawl and had an awesome late night, the party didn't stop when the tour was over. Would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

these two men are so fantastic! their bits were all hilarious, the trivia was challenging thus fun, and it was a great way to learn some historical gems about dublin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite activities in Dublin. I've done the tour twice - in 2005 and 2015, and loved it both times. It brings in history, literature, great pubs, humor and wonderful conviviality. The trivia questions along the way add another level of fun. I highly recommend this activity . . . Colm and company are great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night exploring a little of Dublin. Was worried I wouldn't know enough about Irish literature to enjoy it, but happy to repot...I was wrong. The "professors" were great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Dublin for the first time and this was a great way to start our visit. We were thoroughly entertained and educated too. A walk around part of the city, taking in 4 pubs en route (all of which were good) and learning about the literary history of Dublin in a really fun way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun evening brought to you by two thespians that act out and recreate scenes written by famous authors of Dublin & Ireland. And delightful stories they are! Started at 7pm and went until 9:30pm. The only drawback for us in particular was we hadn't had dinner but we rounded out our evening with the other pub crawlsters at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

it's raw, marvellous, authentic & something local. the hosts are entertaining, great acting skills. we wanted to experience the day literary walk but they need a group of minimum 6. thus we signed up for this. a good experience & insights to local flavours. if you are a fan of James joyce - ulyssess; this is the pilgrimage you should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Literary Pub Crawl was one of the last touristy things we did before flying home to Canada. What a wonderful wonderful evening! A group of about 25 of us met up in a private room at the Duke Pub, where two talented and funny gentlemen entertained us right off the bat with a scene from “Waiting for Godot,” and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had been recommended to go on this tour, and, with many reservations, booked to go. I expected an arty-farty evening of dry drama and increasingly drunk punters, but genuinely, it was excellent. We were greeted at The Duke and immediately the entertainment began. The tour visits 3 other pubs, Trinity college & the statue of Molly Malone and ends... More 

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