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Drumcondra Joycean Jaunt

“He crossed the bridge over the stream of the Tolka, and turned his eyes coldly for an instant towards the faded blue shrine of the Blessed Virgin which stood fowl wise on a pole in the middle of a hamshaped encampment of poor cottages. Then, bending to the left, he followed the lane which led up to his house.”
–A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

“that she would never forget her hero boy who went to his death with a song on his lips as if he were but going to a hurling match in Clonturk Park.”

On the 120th anniversary of Bloomsday, Drumcondra Joycean Jaunters will convene at the current day shrine of the Blessed Virgin in Our Lady’s Park on the banks of the Tolka, across from Fagan’s, to celebrate the day. We will follow the short route taken by Stephen Dedalus to his home on Millbourne Avenue. There, under the shadow of the Drumcondra Library, we will celebrate the day in the spirit (non-alcoholic!) of the first Bloomsday “jant” held 70 years ago in 1954, when amongst others, Patrick Kavanagh (whose first Dublin home was in Drumcondra), set out on a Ulyssesean pilgrimage.

All are welcome to join us on this Bloomsday Sunday, including GAA fans on their way to Croke Park!

The event is free but booking is essential.

  • 16 June, 2024
12:00 pm2:00 pm


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