A literary tour of Ireland of now easier than ever with thanks to this new interactive map. 

Ireland is also known as the Island of Saints and Scholars, and it’s little wonder why.

For such a small nation, it has an illustrious literary past and present: four Nobel laureates, Man Booker awardees, the authors of Gulliver’s Travels, Dracula, and many more enduring favorites.

This interactive story map, created by Michelle Mangan of The Dunloe Hotel in Co. Kerry, leads you on a literary tour of Ireland – from the places that inspired the works of Ireland’s most prolific poets and writers – Wilde, Joyce, Beckett, O’Connor, Heaney, Kavanagh, Swift, Shaw and Yeats - to the locations where the writers grew up, where they attended school, and where they crossed paths.

Happy travels!

Have you ever gone on a literary tour of Ireland? Let us know where you went in the comments section, below.

*Originally published in 2016.