Take a culinary stroll through the world of James Joyce. Every year the Irish Food Trail takes inspiration from the pages of Joyce’s Ulysses. This event aims to bring the pages of Joyce alive as locals and visitors alike get to explore the sights, sounds and flavours of Dublin City.
I wanted real adventure to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroadJames Joyce
Food is everywhere in Joyce’s Ulysses, whether it’s Bloom’s pork kidney breakfast, his lunch of Gorgonzola and Burgundy or the potato he carries in his pocket as a talisman of his Irish mother. Through its focus on the body and its natural processes, the novel constantly reminds us of the significance of food in our lives. At one point, Bloom even makes the lofty claim that “peace and war depend on some fellow’s digestion”. Food has also become central to Bloomsday celebrations over the years, so we’re delighted to be collaborating with Irish Food Trail this year to bring you this three-hour food and drink tour inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses.
Irish Food Trail “Joyce of Food”
You will be brought around to three traditional Irish eateries by a local professional guide, who will fill in the gaps between stops with a walking tour through the streets of the city providing history, fun facts and recommendations. Each restaurant will provide a different course inspired by Joyce’s work accompanied by a reading of the excerpt from Ulysses to which it relates. You will enjoy starters, mains and desserts all paired with a glass of Irish beer, cider, or wine – you won’t go home hungry.
Dates & times:
- 12 June at 2pm,
- 13 June at 6pm,
- 14 June at 2pm,
- 15 June at 5pm,
- 16 June at 6pm
Ticket Prices: €69
Adventure Trails, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2.