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Dublin Ulysses Tours

21 Fleet Street | The Palace Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 85 711 2069
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Great way to familiarize yourself with Ulysses’ Dublin

For fans of James Joyce’s Ulysses this is a great way to follow the footsteps of Leopold Bloom and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gabriel B
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Dublin Ulysses tour

Excellent tour walking tour around Dublin, visiting areas of particular interest in the context of... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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A guided walking tour of Dublin explaining the world's most celebrated novel, James Joyce's modernist masterpiece Ulysses.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For fans of James Joyce’s Ulysses this is a great way to follow the footsteps of Leopold Bloom and get a unique view of Dublin. David was a terrific tour guide as he took us from The Palace Bar to Sweeney’s. The almost four hour...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Excellent tour walking tour around Dublin, visiting areas of particular interest in the context of Bloom's big day out. David was incredibly well informed and showed us many areas of interest.I especially enjoyed that we all spent time getting to know each other, him and...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This tour was magical for my wife and I, and our literary minded kids in their early 20s -- this was the highlight of our Ireland trip! We had read Dubliners and Portrait but only a couple of us had cracked Ulysses. David brought the...More

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davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Wow. Your review is too generous. Thank you so much, Armond. It was a joy to meet you and your family and I really enjoyed our tour together. It is lovely to hear that you appreciated how my musical background may have contributed to my...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

David was a wonderful host, the walking tour a delight, highly recommended to all. You should consider this tour if you think that you know something or even a lot about Joyce and Ulysses. David will bring it all to life. More importantly, even if...More

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davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks, Sam, for your very kind words. I like to think that the tour can be the ideal introduction to a complex subject, and an experience that leaves my guests well-equipped to "hold their own" in any dinner party chat or study group discussion. Glad...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We are both reasonably well read but had either not tried Ulysses or been frightened off by the size and complexity of this monolithic work of 20th Century modernism. We loved this tour! A particular highlight was our guide's eloquent abridged readings of few key...More

Thank Paul J
davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

A good lit chat. Thanks for the recommendation. It was good walking and talking with you and I'm very pleased you loved the tour.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I (read Ulysses) absolutely loved it. My wife (had not read) said it was "interesting". There you go. This is truly geared towards those who do have a basic familiarity of the work; conversely it might be lost on those who do not. With that...More

Thank FlanagansTx
davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for your praise and criticism. I pride myself on making the tour accessible to both fans and newcomers to Joyce. Perhaps I did not hit the mark on the day of our tour together as well as I can do. I...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Having visited Trieste and Shakespeare & Co in Paris, I decided I was ready to embrace Dublin as an avid Joyce reader. I arrived in Dublin hoping to find a tour that is "Ulysses" themed as I am currently journeying through the great book. Found...More

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davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks so much for the review. Very sweet of you. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience, and doubly pleased that you attended Sweny's long-running flagship reading of Ulysses. As I mentioned to you, "the charming PJ" and I hosted a reading in a Dublin...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our tour guide David Halpin brought the multidimensional James Joyce to life for us during a recent trip to Dublin. Having made many attempts over the years to read Joyce’s ground breaking book Ulysses David‘s tour presentation provided us with the motivation to read it...More

Thank John R
davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear Imelda & John, it was a pleasure to meet and chat with you. You were a wonderful audience and great company. I hope many more Irish people like yourselves will find out about what I do and come along to be opened up to...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We actually built our entire trip to Ireland and England around this one day (and it wasn't even Bloomsday). What was billed as a three-hour Ulysses tour with David Halpin (concentrating on the part of Dublin south of the River Liffey) stretched easily into more...More

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davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

It is indeed a labour of love. Unleashing my passion for this peerless work of art is such a pleasure. Especially for such an interested audience. Delighted you made it to the tower. It is a real treat for a big Joyce fan. And Sweny's...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

David gave us a Ulysses tour on Bloomsday, the date famously recorded in Joyce’s classic work. A really wonderful time to be in Dublin where Bloomsday is practically a holiday, with activities, readings, period costume and plenty of Guinness. David was a terrific guide to...More

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davidghalpin, Owner at Dublin Ulysses Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

"Metempsychosis?... Who's he when he's at home!...Oh Rocks! Tell us in plain words" My favourite of that series of bronze plaques. I am pleased it was memorable for you. Your review is extremely kind, thank you very much! It was a great morning, with a...More

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