Bloomsday Walk – 16th June
Enjoy one of our very special walks in celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses!
Monday 16th June, 2014 at 11.00am & 2.30pm
This tour will celebrate the life of iconic Irish writer, James Joyce, by walking through the streets of Dublin, the city he immortalized in his ground-breaking novel, Ulysses. The route will partly follow the book’s main character, Leopold Bloom, in his famous wander ings in the year 1904 through the streets of the city. The city has changed enormously since then but we will still encounter many of Bloom’s intriguing stops or indeed places associated with Joyce himself along the way. Our destination will be same as that of Bloom where he eventually pauses for lunch of a Gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of Burgundy wine at the renowned Davy Byrnes, which is happily still trading. After the tour you may partake of the same in the company of numerous other Joyceans who will be gathering at Davy Byrne’s. On this colourful occasion many people will be gaily dressed in the flamboyant costumes of the period.
- Departure point: Outside the Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row (off the top-end of O’Connell Street).
- Finish point: Davy Byrne’s, Duke Street.
- Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours. Please turn up at least 10 minutes in advance.
- Prices: €12 (€10 senior/students) per person. *FREE for under 16s when accompanied by an adult.