100 years after the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses in Paris in 1922, this book remains a breathtaking read of staggering genius. It is the story of one day in Dublin, the 16th of June in 1904 – a date we now celebrate annually as Bloomsday. Ulysses is a love poem to the universal City and all its humanity.
This tour takes you on a meandering walk through the city of Dublin and places associated with Joyce’s life in Dublin his birthplace, his school, and the hotel where he and Nora Barnacle spent the night before he left Ireland for Italy, never to return. We start the tour at Joyce’s statue in Merrion Square and the tour ends at another statue to him near O’Connell Street. You then have the option to make a full day of it and extend the tour either with your guide or make your own way by train out to Sandycove by the sea and visit the picturesque James Joyce Tower where he once stayed as a guest and which was inspiration in his famous book Ulysses.
Meeting Point: St Stephen’s Green Park entrance at the top of Grafton Street. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before your Tour start time. Get directions here.
Distance & duration of tour: 5k and 2.5 hours (approximate)
Accessibility: This tour involves walking at a low level of intensity, through public areas, with some narrow paths, uneven surfaces such as cobblestone streets and steps.
If you or anyone in your group has special needs such as mobility, hearing, sensory etc. please contact me and we can arrange a tailor-made tour. Contact me here.