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Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Walking Tour

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 is ideal for fans of Ulysses and for those who want a truly immersive Joycean experience!

Day and Time: 11-16 June at 2pm

Start Location: James Joyce Centre, 35 Great George’s Street North

End Location: The National Museum, Kildare Street

Distance: 2 km

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Group Size: 20 maximum

We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in.

Tickets are €20 general, €15 concession.

  • 11 - 16 June, 2024
2:00 pm4:00 pm

€20 general, €15 concession

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