The James Joyce Centre is a lively hub of activity during the Bloomsday Festival. Join us Tuesday to Friday at 1.05pm to read from Ulysses. Write a Haiku about your own Bloomsday story to be added to the ‘Ulysses Haiku Project’ . Enjoy a lunchtime theatrical performance with either ‘Of Thyme and Rosemary’ or ‘Strolling through Ulysses’.
Situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse in the heart of Joyce’s Dublin, a visit to the Centre will help you get under the skin of Joyce’s life and works. See the famous door of Number 7 Eccles Street from Ulysses and the table where Joyce worked on Finnegans Wake. Walk through a recreation of Joyce’s living quarters and interact with ‘A Vision of Joyce’ . The shop has a great selection of books and memorabilia.
The James Joyce Centre hosts evening events during the Festival. On 11th June, there will be a panel discussion on Lucia Joyce . James Joyce is known for writing about life’s intimate moments. On 12th June, join writers Vigdis Hjorth and June Caldwell as they confront the challenge of shedding light on dark and complex aspects of modern life. Actor Janet Moran, filmmaker Tommy Creagh and illustrator Niall Laverty from At it Again! will discuss Joyce’s impact on their work on 13th June. On 14th June, prepare for Bloomsday with Joycean scholar Caroline Elbay and street carnival fan Maite López, with a whistle stop ride through Ulysses and Bloomsday.
You do not need to book for a daytime visit to the James Joyce Centre from 11 - 15th June. For visits on Bloomsday itself please see here. Tickets for evening events must be booked in advance. Only the ground floor of the Centre is wheelchair-accessible.