Day 1: Dublin
Literary Pub Tour; The Duke
Duke has enjoyed a distinguished association with the literary greats of the Irish Nation. James Stephens, James Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty and Arthur Griffith breezed into the Duke regularly in the early days of the century when they wanted a quiet reflective jar.
In later years, the three great literary musketeers, Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Myles Na gCopoleen experienced a transitory love affair with the premises, although hardly ever at the same time as they were rarely enamoured with eachothers company for too long. As a general rule. the presence of one was dictated by the absence of the other two.