Traces of James Joyce’s Dublin – a Ulysses story map

Each year on 16 June, Bloomsday is celebrated in Dublin. Bloomsday is named the central character in Ulysses: Leopold Bloom.

Many traces of Joyce’s (and Bloom’s) Dublin remain on our streets today. This story map gathers together some of the businesses and places which (mostly) still exist, but are often hidden in plain sight. Each entry on the map has a photograph of the landmark and the relevant quote from Ulysses.

The Bloomsday Festival runs from 11-16 June this year with lots of Joycean events planned. I like the look of the Glasnevin Cemetery events which include a Joycean breakfast followed by a re-enactment of the funeral procession of Paddy Dignam from the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses. You could start your Bloomsday there and follow my map into the city centre and finish up with a gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of burgundy in Davy Byrnes!

This post is part of the Dublin Ghost Signs | Streets of Dublin series.

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This post is part of the ‘Streets of Dublin’ series that I am doing in 2019.

Each post will focus on a new street & will take a look behind its signs. If there’s a street that you’d like to contribute to, please get in touch.

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