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James Joyce & WB Yeats Tour

  • James Joyce Centre 35 North Great George's Street Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

 13 June is the birthday of WB Yeats - celebrate it with this very special walking tour! Joyce and Yeats are indisputably the two most recognisable and pivotal figures of twentieth century Irish literature. Though contemporaries, they represent very different cultural,  religious, political and artistic traditions, each playing a distinct role in the history of Irish art. While the elder Yeats emerged from an Anglo-Irish Protestant background and committed himself to the idea of the Irish nation, Joyce emerged from the newly assertive generation of middle class Catholics and went on to reject nationalist politics in pursuit of artistic independence. Despite their differences, the relationship that existed between Joyce and Yeats is highly significant, oscillating from oedipal struggle and dismissal to mutual respect and active support. Join our guide on a tour that traces this relationship through the streets of the city, with stops including the Abbey Theatre, the GPO, the National Library and Yeats' Merrion Square home.

Earlier Event: June 12
The Poppie Joyce Tapes
Later Event: June 13
Ulysses in Sandymount Tour