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Dublin Literary & Gastronomy Weekend

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As a perfect addition to your Fresh Eire Adventure, why not stay on in Dublin for an extra few days and explore what this marvelous city has to offer?

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Fresh Eire Adventures is delighted to offer the Dublin Shelbourne extension – complete with a Literary & Gastronomy Tour of the city; a one-day walking tour of Dublin’s most significant literary attractions combined with a tour of the finest gastronomic highlights on offer.

You will stay in Dublin’s most historic hotel, the 5 star  Shelbourne on St Stephen’s Green, for two glorious nights.  In the heart of the city, The Shelbourne was renovated during the height of the Celtic Tiger boom so no expense has been spared in the restoration of this fine institution.yeats2

Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature and offers the weekend visitor a myriad of choice in museums, galleries, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife and theatre.

Following a Ulysses-themed breakfast to set the mood, your guide will meet you at your historic hotel, The Shelbourne, on St Stephen’s Green at 9.30am to commence a memorable day in the city:

  • Guided tour with Irish literary expert;
  • Short Visit to Trinity College to view The Book of Kells and Long Room;
  • ‘Elevenses’ in Bewley’s with a local Dublin poet;
  • Visit to the National Library on historic Kildare Street;
  • Joycean Lunch, including Guinness or wine, in Davy Byrnes;
  • Backstage visit at Abbey or Gate theatre;
  • Afternoon tea at either The Gresham or Wynne’s Hotel;
  • Visit to Writers Museum;
  • Pre theatre dinner, including wine, at Chapter One (Michelin Star);
  • Tickets to theatre production of your choice;
  • Writers and Topics covered will include

James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Roddy Doyle, Colm Toibin, Joseph O’Connor, Brian Friel, Irish Feminist Writers (eg. O’Faolain, McCafferty), New Irish Dramatists (eg. Martin McDonagh), 1916 Easter Rising, War of Independence, the trade union movement, history of the Abbey Theatre.  (Suggested reading list in advance.)

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The world famous Shelbourne Hotel

This is a walking tour although a taxi may be used to transport you after lunch to the north side of the city.  Post-theatre taxi, if required, can be arranged but is not included. Distance covered by foot is less than 2 miles.

You will have a second free day in Dublin to explore the city as you wish.  You may, of course, extend the package by an extra third day. Lunches and Dinners are not included on your second (and third, if chosen) day but we would be delighted to make reservations for you at some of recommended restaurants. All breakfasts are included.

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Dates Lit Gastro Weekend

This package can be reserved for any pre or post tour weekend and takes place usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Send us an email and we'll contact you to discuss the options.

Prices Lit Gastro Weekend

  • Deluxe two night package: From US $1,895 pps. Single supplement $500
  • Deluxe three night package: From US $2,195 pps. Single supplement $600

This includes Queen Room in 5 star Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin (subject to availability)

Included Lit Gastro Weekend

  • Transfers from the end of your Fresh Eire Adventure cycling or golf vacation to Dublin;
  • Two nights luxurious accommodation in the 5 star Shelbourne Hotel;
  • Transfer by chauffeur driven car to Dublin Airport;
  • All admissions to sights (with queue-jumping to the top of the line);
  • All meals, beverages (& restaurant gratuities) during the Literary tour;
  • Guiding services on one day - one or two day(s) free exploration of the city;
  • Welcome pack;
  • Copy of “Davy Byrnes Stories” (a short story collection edited by Richard Ford).

Extras Lit Gastro Weekend

  • Post theatre taxi to your hotel
  • Lunch & Dinner on your second (and third) day
  • Gratuities for your Guide

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