Our Literary Bike Tour

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At the Lilliput Press – the stop for tea or coffee on the See Dublin by Bike Literary tour

It’s been called ‘Dublin – City of Words’. Dublin’s literary achievers include Swift, Beckett, Shaw, Wilde, Joyce, Yeats – and many more. So why not discover more by taking our literary tour?

See Dublin by Bike offer a literary themed tour where we visit some of the places associated with the city’s great writers; among these the house on Merrion Square that was Yeats’s home between 1922 and 1928; the Shaw birthplace, the house of Joyce’s The Dead on Ussher’s Quay; Patrick Kavanagh’s statue, The Oscar Wilde memorial, St Patrick’s Cathedral where Swift was dean; James Joyce’s old school.

 

Below: The Oscar Wilde memorial in Merrion Square

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We make a stop in the charming Stoneybatter neighbourhood to visit Lilliput Press, a famous independent publishing house. There, visitors can browse the extensive collection of books of Irish interest, drink a cup of tea or coffee, and enjoy a 20% discount on book purchases.

According to its website, The Lilliput Press was founded in 1984 by Antony Farrell in County Westmeath. The great Dublin born writer, Jonathan Swift spent his summers in a house nearby, and derived the name Lilliput from a local townland. The office was moved to its present locale in Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, in 1989. More than 500 titles have appeared under its imprint; these encompass art, music (both traditional and popular Irish music) and architecture, autobiography and memoir, biography and history, ecology and environmentalism, essays and literary criticism, philosophy, current affairs and popular culture, fiction, drama and poetry, all broadly focused on Irish themes. We are particularly focused on publishing high quality books about Irish history, and have covered a wide range of topics in this area alone.

The tours are in the afternoon and by arrangement. The cost is €25 per person. Available Monday to Friday only; minimum booking – 4 persons.

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