On the award-winning Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, which lasts for over two hours, the emphasis is firmly on 'Literary'. There are just a couple of 20-minute breaks for refreshment along the way. The rest of the time you're treated to entertaining and informative performances by two actors. The pubs are those that were frequented by the writers you learn about. There's also a stop at Trinity College, where you hear about Oscar Wilde and others. Perhaps you can be inspired by the spirit of these places.

It's also a great way to meet fellow travellers, as there are opportunities to chat along the way, and at the end of the crawl. Recommended for visitors and Dubliners alike. Full details are available on the website.

Tel: +353 1 670 5602; www.dublinpubcrawl.com