Dublin is a vibrant city which has been the inspiration behind the countless poems, plays and book throughout the centuries. It’s also a place that some of the world’s most acclaimed writers have called home. The most beloved Dublin haunts are:
1. Rudyard Kipling
– English novelist and journalitst who had also interests in Irish matters, his poem Cleared has references Dublin´s lush oasis, Phoenix Park.
2. Samuel Beckett
– novelist whose the best known play – Waiting for Godot – was played at the historic Gate theatre on Cavendish Row. Also to his honour, the bridge over the River Liffey is named after him – The Samuel Beckett Bridge.
3. W. B. Yeats
– together with his friend founded The Abbey Theatre, Ireland´s National Theatre, in 1904.
4. Oscar Wilde
– nowadays you can visit the statue of this flamboyant author at Merrion Square, just opposite to house where he lived (now American College Dublin).
5. Brendan Behan
– writer and playwright who loved to socialise and could be often seen enjoying a pint in Davy Byrne´s on Duke Street.
6. Graham Greene
– English author who loved visiting Ireland and staying and spending the evenings at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen´s Green.
7. George Bernard Shaw
– not only writer, but also political activist who loved staying among an array of restaurants, the laidback Bernard Shaw pub on Richmond Street is named in honour to him.