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The Lit Walk

9 Duke Street | Off Grafton St, Dublin, Ireland
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Great day!

We really enjoyed this historic walk, the guide was knowledgeable and he was funny. He made the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Michelle P
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Atlanta, Georgia
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A must do in Dublin

Amazing. I learned more about Dublin and Irish history in a two hour walk around the city than I... read more

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Reviewed 27 July 2017
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Join an actor to hear about the lives and works of the city's most famous scribes. We tell the story of Irish writers and entertain you with selections from their works. The tour is packed with humour, anecdote and information about Joyce, Beckett, Shaw, Yeats, Heaney, Wilde, but not forgetting the 'moderns' like Paula Meehan, Eavan Boland and Brendan Kennelly.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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9 Duke Street | Off Grafton St, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this historic walk, the guide was knowledgeable and he was funny. He made the tour interesting for all ages, as we were a diverse group. Definitely recommend it.More

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Colm Q, Owner at The Lit Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank s Michelle I am delighted that you enjoyed the tour. I like to think the Lit Walk is more about writers and how they viewed the history of Dublin as it happened. But you are right - history and literature constantly rhyme in Ireland....More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Amazing. I learned more about Dublin and Irish history in a two hour walk around the city than I had in my entire life! Colum was simply terrific. It's a must do in Dublin.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had Colm as our guide on this wonderful tour. Colm shows you Dublin through the eyes of its most famous writers, using his prodigious acting skills to bring their work to life. It is a wonderful way to learn about this incredibly city-and we...More

1  Thank Annette F
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Can confirm - tour is lit. Title accurate. Would do again. Lit. Flick the lights cause this tour is lit.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This morning walking tour is a quieter version of the Literary Pub Crawl, offered by the same outfit. A small group of people showed up for the tour, which made it intimate and easy to hear the guide. The guide was literate (of course) and...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was an extremely enjoyable and entertaining experience. We met at The Duke, at 10.30 am and, after a bit of an introduction Colm Quilligan led us through several spots in the city centre which were related to different Irish writers. He gave us a...More

1  Thank Montse T
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Started in a pub, made a walk, visited important places, and did a quiz for fun. Learned a lot about the writers and about the history of Ireland.

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great information about the famous literary artists, the political and cultural history of Ireland, economic touchstones, key landmarks, some differences between Irish and English culture and world view, and some juicy, fun facts! FYI: they are cash only.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

This was one of the highlights of my stay in Dublin even without the alcohol. Guide Colm Quilligan was an excellent "raconteur" and seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of Irish history and literary tradition. I would highly recommend this walking tour. Also the pub...More

1  Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

The lit walk is one of our top recommendations for Dublin. Especially people who are interested in the literature and history of Ireland will be captivated by the guide's stories. He really does a tremendous job of bringing you as closely as possible to the...More

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sharonfrombuffalo
20 April 2018|
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Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
I'm sorry. Will be at work then. The Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is fun and not so boozy. More emphasis on the Lit and the Hist.
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Melinda R
22 March 2018|
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Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
Hello , You can email me on dublinpubcrawl or go to google and look up dublin literary pub crawl and find us that way.
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Paola R
18 January 2017|
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Response from Colm Q | Property representative |
hello. i take you to the Georgian squares of Dublin and talk about Joyce, Beckett, Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Shaw. Begin at the Duke at 10.30Am. finish at 12.30pm at Trinity College.
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