Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
Activity Type: Walking Tour
Tour Runs: Nightly in Summer April to October 31. Thurs to Sundays Nov-March 31st
Pick up Location: 7.30pm @ The Duke pub, 9 Duke street OFF Grafton st (passengers be there 15 minutes prior to departure)
Event Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Languages Available: All Languages
Description: A walking tour of historic Dublin in the company of professional actors who tell the story of the pub, the poet and the pint.
The actor kicks off the Literary Pub Crawl with a song - Waxie's Dargle, with cheerful lines such as "When food is scarce and you see the hearse / You'll know you've died of hunger" - then takes us from the Duke pub through the cobbled square of Trinity College and into several pubs in a nearby maze of narrow streets. He quotes at ease from Joyce, Behan, Beckett, Yeats and even James Larkin and Flann O'Brien, and although he must have said it all 1,000 times, he is witty, enthusiastic and informative, happy to veer off the mark and into subjects that wouldn't be covered by the city's tourist brochures, such as Eamon de Valera's signing, in 1945, of a condolence book for Adolf Hitler...[the tour] had everything that was lacking from the recorded commentary on the bus: detail, personality and, once the group is tucked inside a quiet pub, warmth. IRISH TIMES (19/4/08)