David Halpin has been explaining the history and the legacy of James Joyce’s famous novel every week since Bloomsday 2016. This acclaimed walking tour begins in one of Dublin’s most-treasured literary pubs - The Palace Bar - and was created as a forum to unravel a puzzle and an enigma: why is Ulysses considered one of the greatest novels in world literature? And why is it considered so difficult to read?
Starting with a sit-down introduction, the tour develops into a relaxed stroll through south Dublin exploring Joyce’s book and its relationship to the city. Features include Davy Byrne's, Finn’s Hotel, Sweny’s pharmacy, a fantastic hidden sculpture of James Joyce, and a performance of ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’. If you’ve read the novel you will relish the experience of having it sharpened into focus by a big fan, and if you haven’t, this 3-hour interactive experience is the perfect introduction.
Tour takes place every day from 11 - 18 June, beginning at 2pm, at the Palace Bar, Fleet Street.