Storytelling is central to Irish culture. Literature seems to spill from the nation’s cities, boglands, farms, and cliffs. Therefore, we’ve decided to highlight the country’s key literary locations.
From pubs, castles, cemeteries, cathedrals, towers, colleges, and counties, these sites highlight Ireland’s contribution to the written word.
Situated at 21 Duke Street, Davy Byrnes Pub was one of the settings in James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” In the novel, Leopold Bloom adjourns for a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy while wandering through Dublin. Though featured in the massive story, this pub is far from fictitious and is still open today. In fact, both of the above items are still on the menu, so if you feel compelled to follow in Bloom’s shoes, have at it!