James Joyce Bloomsday Walk in Dublin

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James Joyce Bloomsday Walk in Dublin


Spend this June 16 retracing the steps taken by Leopold Bloom in the novel Ulysses through Dublin

See landmarks in the city made famous by James Joyce’s famous book

Marvel at the James Joyce Statue, celebrating Ireland’s most prolific writer

Drink at Davy Byrne’s pub – just like Leopold Bloom!


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This Bloomsday, recreate the walk taken through Dublin by Leopold Bloom, in the famous novel Ulysses. See landmarks made famous by the book, and share your passion for literature with fellow enthusiasts at Davy Byrne’s pub.


Every year, crowds of literature lovers flock to Dublin on June 16th 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 Belveder College, Joyce’s old school.

You’ll also see famous places from the novel, including Monto (the former red light district of Dublin), 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.

What's Included:

• Free map of Dublin

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Our tours take place regardless of the weather.

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  • 4.0
    “Entertaining, but the guide could have known his subject better”

    Validated review by Richard – Skipton, United Kingdom on June 30, 2015 The walk was an enjoyable way of spending Bloomsday afternoon and the guide was entertaining, however given the rather specialist nature of the subject on the day concerned, I feel he could have been better informed. There were a number of straight-forward factual errors (examples Ulysses consist of 14 episodes - try 18! and Penelope consists of 4 sentences - try 8!) which whilst not vitally important, showed little respect for the paying customers. I suggest that prior to next Bloomsday perhaps he should read the book in preparation...

  • 4.0
    “Enjoyable but doesnt really add much for those who know about Joyce.”

    Validated review by William – Leeds, United Kingdom on June 24, 2015 A pity that one of the guides had called in sick so although it was great to have Pat Liddy himself as our guide, he seemed a bit tired.
    The walk is billed as a Bloomsday walk and so I expected a level of knwledge and detail about Bloom's walk through the city and other aspects of the book (Ulysses). I feel didn't get that. Some of the aside anecdotes were all very well but not really relevant. I enjoyed it up to a point and from talking to others as we walked along it seemed some felt it was just what they wanted. I feel the description of the walk should say that it is not intended for the Joyce scholar or expert.

  • 4.0
    “A Worthwhile, Fun, and Accessible Tour for a General Audience”

    Validated review by John – Upper Marlboro, United States on June 24, 2015 This was an enjoyable two-hour walking tour that threaded its way among sites in Dublin relevant to the life of James Joyce and his novel Ulysses, with informed commentary from an engaging and witty guide. From time to time the explanations were complemented by quotations or readings of brief passages from Ulysses. A feature of this tour that many will find appealing is that it does not require any previous preparation to be enjoyable -- it could serve as an introduction to the novel to those with a casual interest in Joyce, and I think that those who aren't already familiar with his writing are likely to find that their interest in the author and the Dublin of his time is stimulated. A great way to become aware of aspects of Dublin that you might otherwise overlook!

  • 4.0

    Validated review by Bernadette – Wexford, Ireland on June 19, 2015 WOULD GO AGAIN

  • 5.0
    “Informative and amusing”

    Validated review by a GetYourGuide Customer – Stotfold, United Kingdom on June 19, 2015 Pat was an excellent guide, striking a perfect balance between informing and amusing - both about James Joyce's life in Dublin and Leopold Bloom's travels on 16 June . He illustrated the walk by reading well-chosen extracts from Ulysses and really brought the events depicted in the book to life.

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  • “Thoroughly enjoyable walk with someone who clearly loves their job.”


    “A very enjoyable and informative session. I see Dublin in a whole new light now.”

    Teresa from Drogheda, Ireland

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