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May 2015

Dubliners Tour

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Join our guide on a ramble through the city of Joyce’s first and most accessible work, Dubliners. It skilfully treats both turn-of-the-century Dublin and Joyce’s surroundings in continental Europe where the stories were written. The tour examines Joyce’s life in Dublin and the Dublin he created in his stories, as well as looking at how the city has commemorated it famous son. Joyce’s Dublin was a city of politics and intrigue, of religious devotion and disaffection, as well as a…

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Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Tour

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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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 importance of food; as he goes on to think, food underlies all relations to the extent that ‘peace and war depend on some fellows digestion’. Bloom’s musings on the importance of food are mixed…

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Joyce & the Irish Literary Revival – Sat, 9th May

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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James Joyce grew up in a Dublin where politics, art and culture were intrinsic parts of everyday life and conversation. Nationalism was on the rise and, in the world of literature, artists were engaging with ideas of Irish identity and experience in what was known as the Irish Literary Revival. Joyce was shaped by this environment, but he had a complex relationship with his contemporaries and his nation. Join us on a tour that explores Joyce’s debt to major Revivalist…

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Lecture: Some of the Characters in James Joyce’s Ulysses

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Presented by Dr. Vivien Igoe. Lectures begin at 6.30pm sharp. Spaces are free but limited, book either by reserving a ticket online or by calling the James Joyce Centre: 01-8788547.

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Joyce Circular Tour

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Though Joyce lived most of his life outside of Ireland, Dublin would provide the backdrop for virtually all of his work. On a stroll around the north inner city, our guide will explain the real-life inspiration behind some of Joyce’s most celebrated writing and will show just how central the streetscape of the ‘Hibernian metropolis’ is to the author’s life and art. The tour visits stops such as Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; North Hardwicke Street, the setting of the…

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