Here at the James Joyce Centre we offer walking tours of the city based on Joyce’s life and work. During the Spring/Summer season we run these tours 3 times a week and during the Autumn/Winter Season we run one tour a week on a Saturday.
These tours change week to week, and you can see which public tours are currently scheduled here. All tours depart from the James Joyce Centre and last 90 minutes, our Irish Literary Revival tour lasts between 90 – 120 mins.
The Centre also provides private tours for groups who book in advance. If you are interested in a private tour please contact us via email or on +353 1 878 8547.
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 short story ‘The Boarding House’; The Gresham Hotel, the setting of the final and most memorable scene of the short story ‘The Dead’; and the James Joyce Statue on North Earl Street, affectionately known as the ‘Prick with the Stick’. The tour also includes a visit to the site of one of the most famous addresses in English literature, No. 7 Eccles Street, and retraces the steps of Leopold Bloom’s celebrated journey to buy a pork kidney in the fourth episode of Ulysses. This tour ends at the James Joyce Centre.