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Joyce by Bus

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

Joyce lived most his life outside Dublin, but there is hardly a village or street in the city that doesn’t have some link to the author and his sprawling works. His unsettled family life meant that he moved address frequently in his adolescent years and his portrait of the city in works like Ulysses was so comprehensive that he once claimed that 'if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of (his) book’. Join us for this half-day bus trip from Dublin’s epicentre to the stunning coastline, trace the steps of Joyce and his characters and learn all about the author’s links to the different areas of the city in the company of our local guide.

You'll take in Portobello and the city's former Jewish quarter, stop by Joyce's birthplace in Rathgar, take your lunch in the beautiful village of Sandycove and head to the James Joyce Tower & Museum before returning to the city via Sandymount Strand.