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To Heaven by Water: Exploring the Royal Canal through James Joyce's Ulysses

To Heaven by Water: Exploring the Royal Canal through James Joyce's Ulysses

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An engaging meander along the Royal Canal in Dublin's north inner city, as captured in James Joyce's legendary novel, Ulysses.

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Join tour guides and performers Sam Ford, Wren Dennehy and Ronan Carey on this engaging meander along the Royal Canal as captured in James Joyce’s legendary novel, Ulysses. The tour will explore the significance of the Royal Canal in the lives of Dubliners over centuries and bring to life some of the key episodes in Joyce’s epic tale.

Brought to you by the James Joyce Centre and Waterways Ireland, this guided walk is part of the 2022 Bloomsday Festival, which marks one hundred years since the publication of Ulysses.

Tours are free but booking is essential. Please note that this is a 90 minute outdoor walk along the Royal Canal so please wear weather appropriate attire.

The walk will begin at Newcomen Footbridge on North Strand Road and will end just beyond Cross Guns Bridge in Phibsborough, close to Lock 6.

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