With Robert Nicholson
Saturday 16 November
Venue: Front Steps, Smock Alley Theatre
€8/€6 Concession, Booking essential as places are limited
The best way to read Ulysses is to follow Joyce’s words on the original locations of the book. This walking tour traces a path from Smock Alley through Temple Bar, among the characters and activities of the ‘Wandering Rocks’ episode, before following the route of Paddy Dignam’s funeral procession up O’Connell Street towards the James Joyce Centre in the north city, picking up references to streets and buildings along the way. It is led by Robert Nicholson, whose book The Ulysses Guide relates all the action of Joyce’s novel to its original settings.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Robert Nicholson has served as curator of the James Joyce Museum at the Joyce Tower in Sandycove, and of the Dublin Writers Museum. The Ulysses Guide was first published in 1988, establishing him as an authority on the locations of Joyce’s novel, and in 2007 he wrote and presented a video guide, James Joyce’s Dublin: The Ulysses Tour. He has been a director of the James Joyce Cultural Centre and the James Joyce Institute of Ireland, and a contributor to The James Joyce Broadsheet.