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May 2018
€8 - €10

Introducing Joyce’s Dublin 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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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; Hardwicke Street, the setting of the short…

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€8 - €10

Dubliners Tour

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
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Joyce once referred to Dublin as the ‘centre of paralysis’, a city that he felt was backward and repressive in contrast to the modern capitals of Europe. This idea found its expression in Dubliners, a short story collection that illustrates the effects of this restrictive atmosphere on the city’s population. Join our guide on a walk that visits some of the key locations from both the collection and the author’s life, discussing all the while Joyce’s critical portrayal of the social,…

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Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Tour

May 10 @ 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 with a…

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€8 - €10

Introducing Joyce’s Dublin 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; Hardwicke Street, the setting of the short…

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Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington – Hanna and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington’s Role in Shaping Early 20th Century Ireland

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The James Joyce Centre,
35 North Great George's Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
Sheehy Skeffingtons

For the final talk in our 2018 Spring/Summer Lecture Series, we're delighted to welcome botanist and activist Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington to the Centre to discuss the contribution of her grandparents Hanna and Francis to the shaping of Irish society in the 20th century. We're particularly excited to celebrate the feminist activism of the Sheehy-Skeffingtons in the centenary year of women's suffrage and at a time when feminist issues are once again to the fore of contemporary cultural conversation. Places are free…

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