Dublin Ulysses Tours
Dublin Ulysses Tours
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Literary, Art & Music Tours • Walking Tours • Private Tours
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08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
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jg275103
New York City, NY2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I have tried to contact this facility to make a reservation for months, both by email and by phone. They have never answered. There is no voicemail on their phone. I have no idea whether they exist. An extremely frustrating experience!
Written 25 March 2023
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Fiona J
Castlebar, Ireland2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
David's easy communication style, passion and knowledge for the topic were in evidence during our pleasant walking tour. I would thoroughly recommend this tour even, like ourselves, if you only have basic or no knowledge of the book.
Written 21 July 2021
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Brandon A
Braunschweig, Germany1 contribution
Apr 2019
I strolled along the streets of Dublin with David, following Leopold Bloom's footsteps and thoughts. Modern Dublin gave way to early-20th-century Dublin, and Bloom and Dedalus accompanied us once we emerged from The Palace Bar. We saw the monuments to Joyce and his superlative novel that Dublin has erected. But most importantly, I found a fellow being who loved the book as much as I did. It was less of a tour and more like a walk with a dear and like-minded friend. David is an excellent guide and he is adaptive. He knows how to mold the few hours discovering, or re-discovering Ulysses based on the person, or persons, he is with. I can only highly recommend this tour to anyone with any interest in James Joyce.
Written 21 February 2020
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Kathleen L
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Whether or not you have read Ulysses, you will come to know Dublin on a deeper level with this excellent walking tour. David weaves together the locales, the fictional characters, the literary genius, and passages from the novel to create an enriching understanding of James Joyce and the Dublin of 100+ years ago. This is not a "hop-on hop-off" checklist of the city, but a chance to savor the flavor of Dublin as you are guided through alleyways, darkened pubs and quiet reading rooms. David's tour was well-paced and engaging throughout. I couldn't have asked for a better guide to old Dublin or for a better instructor on Joyce.
Written 29 January 2020
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kbflo
8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
My book club read Ulysses and rewarded ourselves with a trip to Dublin. We took the Ulysses walk with David and it was a highlight of our trip. He was engaging and definitely knows the book inside and out. I enjoyed the passages he read and offered explanation for, and the places he chose as his stops were not all fictional, he showed us Dublin through a James Joyce lens. I know we took way more of his time than bargained for, but he was extraordinarily accommodating. We ended at Sweny’s Pharmacy and then had a pint across the street at Kennedy’s. It was a fascinating afternoon, and I may even tackle a second reading of Ulysses! Even without having read the book, however, this tour would be very enjoyable.
Written 25 January 2020
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davidpatricia21
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK56 contributions
Jan 2020
Like most people we had given up after the first few pages of Ulysses but David Halpin's gentle erudition and deep understanding of a literary masterpiece is an inspiration. From the opening visit to a genuinely traditional Irish bar to the pharmacy at the finish of the tour, pausing along the walk for refreshment in the restaurant where Leopold Bloom takes his lunch ( try the gorgonzola sandwich with mustard as he ordered - it is surpisingly good ) the whole experience was a delight. We even got to see a hidden sculpture of James Joyce which is a modern work of great artistry. Everything is explained in David's soft Dublin tones - you don't notice how quickly the time passes or how much you have learned.
A wonderful afternoon... we would highly recommend.
Written 5 January 2020
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rdinap
3 contributions
Sep 2019
Dave is a wonderful tour guide; funny, engaging and full of knowledge on Joyce and his times. He starts off in the Palace Bar, winds his way through the Temple Bar area, heading over to Grafton St., Davy Bryne's, and the National Library, ending at Sweny's Pharmacy, with a surprise stop in between. This was a highlight of our Dublin trip. Well worth the time, even if you have never read the book.
Written 20 November 2019
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Nancy B
Carmel, IN9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We spent an afternoon with David, learning about the literary milieu of Dublin, walking in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, reading passages from Ulysses, and talking about James Joyce. David is both knowledgeable and passionate and it was a delight to explore Joyce's Dublin with him. My husband is not a reader, and he also enjoyed the tour very much. I highly recommend the experience.
Written 25 July 2019
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Bill Sharrar
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I spent a wonderful day in Dublin with David Halpin on his Ulysses tour. It was the highlight of our time in Dublin. He is very knowledgeable about James Joyce and Ulysses and brought it all to life. Even my wife enjoyed it and she is not a James Joyce fan. If you are a fan, this is something that you have to do. I strongly recommend it.
Written 4 June 2019
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Mike P
Charlotte, NC8 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Way overdue review of a great tour. Even if you haven't read (or failed to complete) Ulysses, this is a great tour. David is a gracious host and will give you a unique view of Dublin. And it might inspire you to read or finish the book. I was lucky enough to tour close to Bloomsday.
Written 17 March 2019
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