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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ulysses for All - SOLD OUT

 
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Prepare for Bloomsday with Dubliner and Joycean scholar Caroline Elbay and street carnival fan Maite López from At it Again! You’ll be taken on a whistle stop ride through the 18 episodes of Ulysses and learn about Joyce’s life and times. You’ll discover the origins of Bloomsday and hear stories about Dublin, its characters and buildings, that sit at the heart of Joyce’s writings. Joyce’s epic book has a reputation for being inaccessible and difficult, but Ulysses for All will show you that this perception is far from true. Ulysses is full of humour, insight and beauty.

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco while you are guided through Ulysses and the traditions that make the Bloomsday Festival so colourful. You will discover the significance of style and dress in Ulysses as well as meeting some of the colourful characters that pepper its pages. Be inspired to dress up as the zombie-like Paddy Dignam, the flamboyant Buck Mulligan or flirty Gerty MacDowell. Discover why people dress up as bars of lemon soap or cheese sandwiches.

Along the way, you will pick up ideas for hair and make-up that will have you cleaning up at the Bloomsday best-dressed competitions. Your complimentary goodie bag will be bursting with objects to help you celebrate Bloomsday, including a copy of Romping through Ulysses.

Join us on our Dublin odyssey and put the YOU into Ulysses this Bloomsday.

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Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Introducing Joyce's Dublin Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

 
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Though Joyce lived most of his life outside of Ireland, Dublin would provide the backdrop for virtually all of his work. On a stroll around the north inner city, our guide will explain the real-life inspiration behind some of Joyce’s most celebrated writing and will show just how central the streetscape of the ‘Hibernian metropolis’ is to the author’s life and art. The tour visits stops such as Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; North Hardwicke Street, the setting of the short story ‘The Boarding House’; The Gresham Hotel, the setting of the final and most memorable scene of the short story ‘The Dead’; and the James Joyce Statue on North Earl Street, affectionately known as the ‘Prick with the Stick’. The tour also includes a visit to the site of one of the most famous addresses in English literature, No. 7 Eccles Street, and retraces the steps of Leopold Bloom’s celebrated journey to buy a pork kidney in the fourth episode of Ulysses. This tour ends on O’Connell Street.

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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

 
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The ‘Lestrygonians’ episode of Ulysses sees Leopold Bloom make his way through the city centre on his way from Middle Abbey Street to the National Library. As he begins to feel the rumblings of hunger, his thoughts become centred on the social, political cultural and religious significance of food; as he goes on to think, food underlies all relations to the extent that ‘peace and war depend on some fellow’s digestion’. Bloom’s musings on the importance of food are mixed with a commentary on the architecture that surrounds him, emphasising Dublin’s position as a colonial city. Join our guide as we follow in Bloom’s footsteps and discuss these thoughts, focusing on Joyce’s effort to bring the unsavoury workings of the body into a work of art and use food as the basis of a political and social commentary. This tour ends on Kildare Street.

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Joyce by Bus - SOLD OUT

 
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Joyce lived most of 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 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, Clifton House and North Richmond Street, enjoy your lunch in the beautiful village of Glasthule and head to the James Joyce Tower & Museum before returning to the city via Sandymount Strand.

Please Note: Tour does not include cost of lunch.

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