European Literary Trails: Study  Abroad  Program
Director: Professor Jolanta W. Wawrzycka

Up Dublin Galway Sligo Aran Islands

The Joyce of Dublin

I first traveled to Dublin in 1992 to attend the the 13th International James Joyce Symposium (some of my photos date back to that year).  Since then I've enjoyed many happy returns, including the privilege of lecturing at the International James Joyce Summer School in 2001, and the19th International James Joyce Symposium, "Bloomsday 100" (in 2004, of course).  In addition, I visit Ireland annually thanks to my Study Abroad Program, "European Literary Trails."  This site should offer my prospective students a glimpse of Dublin and, hopefully, my other literary-minded guests will appreciate a few Joyce-related photos (always click for a larger image).

See also
 Trinity College  Clongowes Wood College  Glendalough and links below.

Exploring Dublin's rich cultural and literary traditions, students re-trace footsteps and pass the houses of such writers as James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, and G. B. Shaw, to name a few. Trips around Dublin include both DART & bus excursions to Howth and Dun Laoghaire (pictures below) and to one of the greatest attractions of Wicklow Mountains, a visit to a 6th-c. monastery of St. Kevin at Glendalough (see link above).

An important part of of our stay in Dublin is to explore places that celebrate literature:
among others, we visit the James Joyce Centre and Dublin Writers' Museum.

    Radford University students in the company of James Joyce--on our way to the James Joyce Centre on North Great George's Street.


Reading about the Centre's mission and holdings. The Centre houses a variety of Joycean materials: books, paintings, maps, etc. Occasionally, there are exhibits that offer a glimpse of Joyce's times: for instance the re-creation of Paul Leon's study, or an interpretive representation of Molly's bedroom.  

 A few aspects of Literary Dublin: commemorative plaques marking houses associated with James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde and "AE."

Belvedere College atop of North Great George's street.  Charles  Steward  Parnell Monument  & grave stone.

Boarding House
    "The Dead"           Clery's           Gresham Hotel
                     (15 Usher's Island)


 "Garden of Remembrance:" a small "park--monument"        Roll-over image of
dedicated to those who died for Ireland's freedom; it             "Viking" bus stop

features a poignant bronze sculpture (roll-over image)
of Lir's daughters changed into swans. The park opened
in 1966; sculpture is by Oisin Kelly (1971),


The Pigeon House
    "Am I walking into eternity on Sandymount Strand?" 

 Martello (the Joyce) Tower, Dun Laoghaire.  

View from the Joyce Tower     Joyce's room at the Tower


Stella Maris        

    Joycean pubs: Mooney'a, Mulligan's, & Davy Byrnes'

 Doorway from Number 7 Eccles Street

Bloom's House

Street plaque recording Bloom's journey through Dublin....

Sweny the Druggist and Bloom's lemon soap in the ship window         

Dublin's "houses...with brown imperturbable faces" ("Araby"), & one of the Joyces' houses.  The grave of John and May Joyce.


Anna Livia Plurabelle & Howth         "The JonesGroup" Film crew at Dun Laoghaire, filming      
                                                        a documentary on "European Literary Trails."

General Links:
Visitors' Dublin

Sites to visit
Tourist Information Dublin
Historical Links:
Dublin Castle
Christ Church Cathedral
Museums & Libraries:
National Gallery 
National Library of Ireland
Trinity College
The Book of Kells

The James Joyce Centre,
Dublin Writers' Museum, Marsh's Library.


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