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Ulysses in Sandymount Tour


'Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount Strand?'

This extended tour offers Joyceans an opportunity to get outside the city and explore the area around Sandymount that Joyce returns to in three episodes of Ulysses. Travelling by train from the city centre, this tour takes in Newbridge Avenue, the home of Paddy Dignam in the 'Hades' episode; the Star of the Sea Church & Leahy's Terrace, featured in the 'Nausicaa' episode; and Sandymount Strand, the setting for both 'Proteus' and 'Nausicaa'. It also takes in the Shelbourne Road (where Joyce rented rooms in 1904), Dromard Terrace (where Joyce spent the night of 16 June 1904), and the birthplace of WB Yeats.

Please Note: This is an extended tour, lasting approximately three hours. Duration may vary as the tour is dependent on public transport. 

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James Joyce & WB Yeats Tour


 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.

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Dubliners Women (6 - 17 June)

  • Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Powerscourt Centre (map)
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After a successful run in December 2016, Sarah Baxter’s Dubliners Women returns to the stage for this year’s Bloomsday Festival. An immersive dive into the hidden worlds of ‘Eveline’, ‘Clay’ and ‘The Boarding House’, three short stories from Joyce’s world-renowned collection Dubliners, this show shines a light on the female narratives in the stories and their resonances with the Ireland of today.

Adapted by Katie O'Kelly

Directed by Sarah Baxter


Madi O'Carroll, Katie O'Kelly and Gordon Quigley

Costume Design - Barbara McCarthy

Lighting Design - Cathy O'Carroll

Stage Manager - Céin Sookram

Producer - Clara Purcell

Graphic Design - Conor Gallagher

"[This] production of three of Joyce's Dubliners is a credit to the great man..."

"...A delicate, balanced and wistful evening of theatre"

"...[Joyce] would have felt his immortal stories well served by this production, lit as well as it is directed and played"


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