Dublin is famous for its authors, playwrights, and writers. The Dublin Literary Walking Tour will take you past all the points of interest to anyone wishing to hear about Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and many more of Dublin’s famous literary figures. It was the perfect date with my Irish friend as I was able to enjoy a few pints of Guinness and learn about Ireland’s great writers.
The tour starts at Dublin Writer’s Museum, Parnell Square and finishes at Trinity College and is about two hours.The displays in The Dublin Writer’s Museum include paintings, manuscripts, letters, rare editions and mementos of many of Ireland’s famous authors relating to Irish literature in all its forms from around the 10th century to the present day. Located near Parnell Square and the Dublin Writer’s Museum is James Joyce Cultural Centre that contains various exhibits, an archive, and a reference library. We made our way over to Mountjoy Square to number 35, once home to Seán O’Casey. Brendan Behan grew up in nearby 14 Russell Street and continued down Gardiner Street along the route taken by Leopold Bloom in Jame’s Joyce’s “Ulysses” and up Railway Street stood Bella Cohen’s Brothel, also featured in this book.
Strolling along the River Liffey Stroll to Abbey St, we made plans to go see The Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller at the Abbey Theatre. Literature heaven. I tuck into a cafe with pen in hand the next day.