Whiskey flows through Joyce’s works, from the stories of ‘The Sisters’ and ‘Counterparts’ to the life-giving elixir at the heart of Finnegans Wake. In fact so central was it to his last work that, when proposing the ill-conceived notion of having fellow novelist James Stephens finish Finnegans Wake as his health declined, Joyce quipped that it would be apt to have ‘JJ and S’ under the title – a reference to one of Dublin’s most famous whiskey distillers John Jameson & Sons. Whiskey also had an important historical and biographical significance for Joyce, whose father was secretary of the Dublin and Chapelizod Distillery Company and whose maternal grandfather John Murray once acted as sales representative for Powers whiskey.
Join us on this special jaunt around the capital’s bars to celebrate the many allusions to distilleries and whiskey in Joyce’s works whilst discovering Dublin’s rich whiskey culture. This 2 ½ hour tour will be led by a local expert and features stops at three Irish pubs where you will sample two unique Irish whiskeys and enjoy delicious tasting plates of local food.
This year there are two different themes, The Whiskey Trail Liberties will focus on the whiskey produced in the heart of Dublin City while The Powers Whiskey Quarter is a chance to discover the home of Ireland's most loved Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the working class pubs that Joyce loved.
Dates & times:
12 June at 6pm, 13 June at 6pm - The Whiskey Trail, Liberties @ €69
14 June at 2pm, 15 June at 2pm, 16 June at 6pm - The Powers Quarter @ €69
Meeting Point: Adventure Trails, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2.