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Happy Birthday Mr. Joyce!


Birthday Celebrations

2-3 February 2023

Come celebrate James Joyce’s 142nd birthday by visiting the James Joyce Centre on Friday, February 2nd and Saturday the 3rd for free!

As a birthday gift, the James Joyce Centre will be open to the public free of charge on February 2nd and 3rd during our normal opening hours (10:30am to 4:30pm). See our exhibitions and installations and partake in several activities as we enjoy the man’s special day.

On Friday evening at 6:30pm, enjoy some wine, tea, and yes, a cake, as we raise a glass to Joyce and to those he brings together. As part of the evening, we will launch the Volta Exhibition: a film installation gathered from the best of the best Joycean films from the celebrated Bloomsday Film Festival. This will run permanently in the Volta Room for visitors to the Centre to view. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Spaces are limited so be sure to book soon.

For the Friday evening birthday party, click here for tickets.

We will also be running our popular walking tours for free. Explore the city that shaped Joyce’s life and would be immortalised in his work. We will be offering the Introducing Joyce’s Dublin tour on both days at 11am and the Footsteps of Leopold Bloom tour at 2pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Spaces are limited so be sure to book soon.

For the free walking tours, click here for tickets.

Celebrate with family, friends, and fellow travellers on this special weekend. We look forward to seeing you all!

The James Joyce Centre is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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