Tackle World Book Day with Literature Tours in Dublin!

Literary Noble Prize winners come from all over the globe, but Dublin gets the designation of having had three of them living within the city limits.  Of course, there are many other infamous writers from this city, and they have all created history you can enjoy during a visit today.  If you want to honor World Book Day on April 23rd, you can always book a literature tour for your next trip to Dublin. 

When it comes to taking literature tours in Dublin, you can choose from walking tours or the couple of tours that offer transportation from one attraction to the next.  There really isn’t a right or a wrong way to experience the literary delights of this amazing destination.  However, it is an experience everyone must have at least once in their lifetime. 

What to See During Literature Tours in Dublin

Trinity College

A literature tour of Dublin cannot begin with anything other than a stop at Trinity College.  The buildings on this college campus are quite old and many of them were constructed back in the 16th century.  Literary legends who attended this college include Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and Samuel Beckett.  Of course, that’s not the only reason this college gets a nod during literary tours.  There is also a library filled with approximately five million books, as well as historic manuscripts.  Make sure you take the time to see the Book of Kells during your visit!

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

You might be wondering why a cathedral would be on a list for a literature tour of Dublin and the answer is simple.  Jonathan Swift is buried at this cathedral and a lot of his memorabilia can be seen there.  As you are paying your respects, you can see early editions of his books, his death mask, and a few other personal effects. 

Dublin Writers Museum

There are not too many museums around the world dedicated to writers, which is why this one is so popular in Ireland.  Inside this museum, you will see many first editions, letters, and manuscripts by writers that include William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde. 

The James Joyce Tower and Museum

James Joyce lived within this tower for a short time during the fall of 1904.  The room he stayed in has been preserved, so it looks as it did all those years ago.  A visit inside will allow you to see many of Joyce’s personal effects. 

The Literary Pubs of Dublin

Since no one can skip the pubs during a trip to Dublin, you will be happy to know that many of them give a nod to literature and the famous writers of this city.  James Joyce used to frequent The Bailey, while Patrick Kavanagh often sat on a stool at the Duke Pub.  There is an actual Literary Pub Crawl you can do, and it is during that time, you will see actors perform scenes from plays, while also reading snippets of books and entire poems. 

There is no better way to celebrate World Book Day than planning a trip to Dublin to celebrate the writings of some prominent authors.  If you love to read, or you simply think these attractions are intriguing, give me a call today.  I can help you plan a vacation in Dublin, and the rest of Ireland, that will capture your attention and make it the one of the best vacations you have had in your lifetime. 

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