We will combine the two greatest literary celebrations in Ireland--Yeats's birthday festivities in Sligo and the Bloomsday celebrations in Dublin--into a truly memorable tour.
June 13th is the birthday of ireland's greatest poet, William Butler Yeats, and Sligo is the place to celebrate it. No landscape in all of Ireland was so evocative or as important as Sligo in shaping Yeats's literary imagination, and we will experience this special place as he did--through the beautiful scenery and the myths and legends that inspired Yeats's life and works.
June 16th is the day on which James Joyce's great novel Ulysses takes place. Each year here are events and celebrations all around the world to mark the anniversary. No place does it better than Dublin, where the novel is set and where you can still follow in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus. Join us for the 1119th anniversary celebration with Joycean fans from all over the world. There's ample opportunity for other Dublin delights, too, such as sightseeing, shopping, and pub-crawling.
Led by Yeats and Joyce scholar, teacher, and writer, Daniel Burt, we will take advantage of the variety of talks, tours, and special events scheduled around Yeats Day and Bloomsday. We will literally walk through the seetings that inspired Yeats and the Joyce’s stories in Dubliners
and the scenes of Portrait of the Artist
as well as walking in the footsteps of Bloom and Stephen on their epic day-long odyssey around Dublin, culminating in one of the world’s greatest literary celebrations on Bloomsday itself.
Yeats Day in Sligo and Bloomsday in Dublin should be on everyone's bucket list. Join us for a unique celebration of all things Yeats, Joyce, and Ireland.