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Special: Bloomsday Walk

Join us to celebrate Bloomsday! Every year, crowds of literature lovers flock to Dublin on 16 June to celebrate the life of famed Irish writer, James Joyce, and relive some of the events in his universally-acclaimed novel – all of which took place in Dublin on June 16, 1904. This vibrant celebration is best enjoyed with our very special Ulysses walking tour. Ramble through the life of Leopold Bloom and recreate his iconic walk through Dublin. Along the way, you’ll see highlights such as the James Joyce Statue, the James Joyce Centre, and Belvedere College, Joyce’s old school. You’ll also see famous places from the novel, including Westland Row Railway Station, Sweny’s Pharmacy, and many more, before finishing at Davy Byrne’s pub – the location of Leopold Bloom’s famous lunch. At that very pub, surrounded by other enthusiasts dressed in the fashions of the early 1900s, you can raise a glass in honour of Ireland’s most illustrious writer.

Meeting Point:

In front of the Gate Theatre, Cavendish Row, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Coordinates: 53.3531° N, 6.2620° W. 

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the departure time. Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate late-comers on this occasion.

Tour Ends: Davy Byrne's Pub, 21 Duke Street, Coordinates: 53.3418° N, 6.2594° W

Times: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Duration: approx. 2hrs 15mins

  • Spend June 16 retracing the steps taken by Leopold Bloom in the novel Ulysses through Dublin
  • See landmarks in the city that became famous through the book
  • Marvel at the James Joyce Statue, celebrating Ireland’s most prolific writer
  • Visit Davy Byrne’s pub – just like Leopold Bloom. And why not dress up in the fashions of the early 1900s! You won't be the only one

Route

  1. Cavendish Row