'........When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.'
James Joyce's love-song to his native city - the novel Ulysses - traces the footsteps and fortunes of Leopold Bloom on a summer's day in Dublin - the 16th June 1904.
Our livestream virtual walking tour will cover most of his itinerary as it is mapped out in Ulysses while explaining the text, and also revealing the subtext, of Joyce's novel.
We visit the locations mentioned in the book, and compare what stands there in the present day with what is described in the pages of Ulysses.
Among the many places we will view and visit are the High School Joyce attended, his local church, Dublin landmarks such as Merchants' Arch and the National Library and also the small hotel where James first met the love of his life, Nora Barnacle.
These places are inextricably woven into the Ulysses narrative because Joyce uses the main characters - Bloom himself and the young Stephen Dedalus - as proxies for his own experiences of, and perspectives on - life in the Irish Capital.
So celebrate Bloomsday by joining me on a stroll around James Joyce's home town, along the exact same route followed by the most famous fictional Jew in history - Dubliner Leopold Bloom.
How Beeyonder Works
What is a virtual tour?
All of our online tours are live and interactive. This means everyone on the tour can speak directly to the guide throughout the tour to experience the destination as if you are actually there.
How To Join A Tour
Easy to use! After booking, you get a unique link to a streaming platform, such as Zoom, to begin each tour. No other technology needed.
Qualified Guides & Hosts
Our guides are local to their destination and vetted by our team. They are all certified and qualified to conduct virtual tours in amazing locations around the world.
Preparing for your Virtual Tour
This is a live virtual experience offered via Zoom. A Zoom account is not necessary if logging in via a laptop or desktop computer. However, when using a cellphone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom app.
Please make sure that you have a stable internet connection, take a comfortable seat and join me on a nostalgic 75-minute jaunt around Dublin as we retrace the itinerary of Leopold Bloom on the original Bloomsday on 16 June 1904!
Meet Your Live Virtual Guide
Jack's Irish Tours
Born and bred in Dublin, but to parents from rural backwaters, Jack is equally at home in the countryside as in his native city. He's been tour guiding for over ten years now and asks himself why he didn't discover his beloved profession earlier! Jack is looking forward to letting the wonders of technology deliver his lively and entertaining tours of Dublin and other Irish places to more remote and varied audiences on Beeyonder.