The run starts at Grafton Street, the street where many successful Irish musicians began their career by busking. We then move to St. Stephens green park, filled with lush gardens and variety of sculptures and monuments. Here you will discover the secrets of some of Ireland most significant literary figures, such as Nobel prize winning poet, WB Yeats.
Next, we run to Merrion Square, passing by the National Gallery of Ireland and some great examples of Georgian architecture, before stopping at the Oscar Wilde memorial sculpture, learning about one of Irelands most famous and interesting literary figures.
Then we move on to Irelands oldest University, Trinity college. Entering a world of history and heritage, we pass through its college grounds, we learn how it is a beautiful place of learning, where of the most distinguished writers in the English language have studied, such as Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, and Jonathan Swift. We will also pass by the trinity library, home to The Book of Kells, Irelands greatest cultural treasure.
We then make our way to the Temple Bar Cultural Quarter. Run through its cobbled streets and learn about its bohemian past and see some incredible street art. Temple Bar’s murals are a true reflection of Dublin’s history and culture. They tell stories about the city, its inhabitants and their daily lives. We also discover some hidden gems such as Lovers Lane and the areas connection to Irelands most iconic rock band, U2.
Leaving Temple bar, we make our way to Dublin castle and learn about the writer of the world’s most famous bloodsucker, Dracula, and h the castles secrets and dark history may have fuelled the writer’s imagination when writing the novel.
The tour finishes at St. Patrick’s cathedral, whose most famous connection to Irish culture is Jonathan Swift, known to most as the author of “Gulliver’s Travels”, and see the wall of Literary Parade of Irish writers.