Ireland Tour

Join me and tour company Hidden Dublin for a 3 day tour of Bram Stoker’s Dublin, Ireland, Oct 18-20. We will tour around Dublin partially on foot and in a van or bus depending on our numbers.   We will visit places where Bram Stoker was born, grew up, attended school, worked, was married, and played a role in his writing of Dracula. We will also visit a few sites that co authors Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker set their bestselling novel Dracul.

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Sites to Visit

Note: Not every site is visited on every tour. Tours are tailored to interests of the group, so no tour is exactly the same.

Trinity College

Trinity College, officially the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother" of a new university modeled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and Cambridge, but unlike these other ancient universities, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. Bram Stoker attended Trinity between 1864-1870. He was the head of the Philosophical and Historical Societies, active in Acting and Debating and won numerous athletic awards as well as the All Round Athletic Champion in 1867.

Dublin Writers Museum

The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners and for many other writers of international renown. In 1991, the Dublin Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin. Situated in a magnificent 18th century mansion in the north city centre, the collection features the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities over the past three hundred years. Swift and Sheridan, Stoker, Shaw and Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are among those presented through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. The Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore or simply enjoy Dublin's immense literary heritage. Contains the bronze bust of Bram Stoker by American sculpture Bryan Moore, and the Centennial portrait of Bram Stoker by Aiden Hickey, of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.

Marsh’s Library

15 Marino Crescent

Bram’s family lived here between 1845-1849, Bram was born in the house and lived the first two and a half years here. The Bram Stoker Park is located across the street.

St John The Baptist Church 1825-1864 (ruins)

Records indicate that Bram was baptized here in 1847. There is a graveyard scene in the novel Dracul situated here.

Harry Byrnes Inn

Located on Howth Rd Clontarf, during Bram’s day this historic Inn was named Carolan’s. This gem of antiquity, which is descended from an 18th century Coaching Inn, opened its doors to the Dublin public in 1798. Now the pub remains central to the Irish way of life. Harry Byrne's has a unique history and a unique heritage. The owners take comfort in the fact that they have always been faithful to the ethos of the traditional pub despite the obvious temptations, over the years, to modernize. Co-authors D. Stoker and J.D. Barker of Dracul chose a scene in this lovely atmospheric pub.

Dublin Castle

St Stephens Green

Until 1663 St Stephen's Green was a marshy common on the edge of Dublin, used for grazing. The current landscape of the park was designed by William Sheppard. It was officially re-opened to the public on Tuesday, 27 July 1880 by Lord Ardilaun. Bram Stoker and his family members lived it the vicinity of this lovely park and would frequently wander through it.

Shelbourne Hotel

St Anns Church

The parish of St Ann was created in 1707 at a time when the eighteenth-century suburbs were beginning to envelop the site provided for the church by Sir Joshua Dawson, from whom the name of the street is derived. Together with Viscount Molesworth, he was responsible for creating some of Dublin’s most fashionable streets. Dawson Street (1709), Grafton Street (1713), Ann Street (1718), and Molesworth Street (1725). There were private pews in the church to accommodate distinguished residents like the Duke of Leinster, the Archbishop, and the Lord Mayor. The church contains a bust of Bram Stoker, he was married to Florence Balcombe in 1878 before moving off to London to work for Henry Irving.

Castle Dracula, Clontarf

An incredible attraction for everyone to enjoy a heart-thumping experience with the characters from Dracula, while learning about Irish writer Bram Stoker, who wrote Dracula a was born nearby in Clontarf. Brave visitors journey through castle tunnels, over spinning bridges to the vampire courtyard, up to Dracula's Lair and down to the 'world’s only graveyard theatre' for a show where they promise not to bite, unless..

Swifts Hospital

The hospital was founded with money bequeathed by the political pamphleteer, Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s (1726) Travels following his death as "St. Patrick's Hospital for Imbeciles". He was keen that his hospital be situated close to a general hospital because of the links between physical and mental ill-health, so St. Patrick's was built beside Dr Steevens' Hospital. The hospital, which was designed by George Semple, opened in 1747. Co-authors D. Stoker and J.D. Barker of Dracul chose a particularly gruesome scene in the morgue in Swifts Hospital.

Hellfire Club Montpelier Hill

Needless to say, there are countless stories about what went on at the Hellfire Club, and it's likely that we'll never actually know which are truth, which are fiction, and which are a little bit of both. The lodge on Montpelier Hill remains a foreboding place to visit, the hilltop lodge is at the heart of some of Ireland's darkest stories. Stoker and Barker included a scene in Dracul at the Hellfire Club