Literary Packages

We are delighted to announce a new service whereby the Irish Writers Centre will develop and organise literary packages, tours and workshops to cater for the growing number of cultural tourists looking for something different to experience in Dublin.

Imagine a tour of the Dublin Writers Museum or Hugh Lane Gallery followed by a lunch inspired by the works of Wilde or Joyce. This could be followed by a workshop or reading with a contemporary writer or poet, before going on to enjoy a walking tour of the city. The literary world is your oyster!

Below are some suggested workshops that you might be interested in pursuing. However, feel free to imagine your own and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you. Beginners, intermediate or advanced workshops lasting two-hours, a half-day or full-day.

  • Writing Crime or Thrillers
  • Writing for Screen, TV, or Stage
  • A Novel Idea—how to generate and develop an idea for a novel.
  • Is that the best you can do? How to edit your own work
  • Writing Memoir
  • Travel Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Experimental Fiction
  • Writing for Children and Young People
  • Poetry Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures or workshops on specific Irish writers led by academics or writers

In the City

We can coordinate your visit to the centre with a trip to a number of other nearby literary and cultural venues creating a unique and enlivening experience. By booking your visit through the Centre we will be able to get the best rates from venues for your group.

Partners include:

Dublin Writers Museum

Hugh Lane Gallery

James Joyce Centre

Abbey Theatre

Dublin City Bike Tours

Smock Alley Theatre

These bespoke packages will be tailored to your specific needs and budget and are perfect for the individual tourist, educational groups and more general group tours.

Contact us at or on 00 353 1 872 1302 and we will create the right package for you.