Literature is in the fabric of Dublin, in its river Joyce’s Anna Livia (The Liffey) and in its conversation and in its very cobblestones. Three of the city’s newest river bridges are named after literary giants James Joyce, Sean O’Casey and Samuel Beckett. No other city in the world has such an all-pervading sense of literary heritage and creative impetus.
The Chronological Arts and Literary Tour
800 – A.D ► The Book of Kells – Trinity College. Click here to see monument’s information
1667 – 1745 ► Jonathan Swift - St Patrick’s Cathedral
Author of Gulliver’s Travels and The Table of a tub.
He now rests beside his beloved Stella in the St Patrick’s Cathedral.
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1854 – 1900 ► Oscar Wilde - Memorial Statue Merrion Square.
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Author of The Importance of Being Ernest, Salome, An Ideal Husband and
Lady Windermere’s Fan….
1882 – 1941 ► James Joyce – St Stephen’s Green, Belvedere, UCD.
Author of Ulysses, Dubliners (The Dead) Finnigan's Wake, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man…
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1856 – 1950 ► George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Laureate and Oscar Winner) - Synge Street
Co-Founder of The London School of Economics
Author of (Novels) The Irrational Knot, Immaturity, Cashel Byron’s Profession,
An Unsocial Socialist...
Plays – The Philanderer, Mrs Warren’s Profession, You Never Can Tell, The Devil’s Disciple
1880 – 1964 ► Sean O’Casey – Dorset Street and Clontarf
Author of The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, The Silver Tassie…
1911 – 1966 ► Flann O’Brien – Dalkey, Sandymount.
Author of An Béal Bocht / The Poor Mouth, The Best of Myles, The Hair of the Dogma, Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn…
1906 – 1989 ► Samuel Beckett (Nobel Prize for literature)
Author of Murphy, Molloy, Malone Dies, the Unnameable, Waiting for Godot, Watt, Endgame…
1939 – 2013 ► Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize for Literature)
Author of Death of a Naturalist, Field Work, the Spirit Level, Beowulf, District and Human Chain…
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