Introducing Joyce's Dublin Walking Tour

Introducing Joyce's Dublin Walking Tour

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From €13.66

A fun and exciting walking tour of James Joyce's Dublin offered by the James Joyce Centre.

About this event

Though Joyce lived most of his life outside of Ireland, Dublin would provide the backdrop for virtually all of his work. On a stroll around the north inner city, our guide will explain the real-life inspiration behind some of Joyce's most celebrated writing and will show just how central the streetscape of the 'Hibernian metropolis' is to the author's life and art. The tour visits stops such as Joyce's alma mater, Belvedere College; North Hardwicke Street, the setting of the short story 'The Boarding House'; The Gresham Hotel, the setting of the final and most memorable scene of the short story 'The Dead'; and the James Joyce Statue on North Earl Street, affectionately known as the 'Prick with the Stick'. The tour also includes a visit to the site of one of the most famous addresses in English literature, No. 7 Eccles Street, and retraces the steps of Leopold Bloom's celebrated journey to buy a pork kidney in the fourth episode of Ulysses.

This is an excellent and fun introduction to Joyce in a bustling part of the city!

Day and Time: Every Thursday and Saturday at 11 AM

Start Location: James Joyce Centre, 35 Great George's Street North

End Location: James Joyce Statue, North Earth Street

Distance: 2 km

Duration: 90 minutes

Group Size: 16 maximum

Ireland is known for its rain, so please wear appropriate waterproof clothing!