Walk through James Joyce’s Dublin for BloomsdayBloomsday, is the commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle (you can see Galway-native Nora's house at 4 Bowling Green), and named after its protagonist Leopold Bloom.
Flirt FM is delighted to celebrate the day (albeit over a couple of days, as our FM licence doesn't extend to Sundays) by broadcasting this Near FM's Walks through James Joyce's Dublin on...
Friday 14th of June, 4pm - Episode 1: Introduction to Joyce
Saturday 15th of June, 2pm - Episode 2: Dubliners
Monday 17th of June, 4pm - Episode 3: Ulysses
Walks through James Joyce’s Dublin is a brand new series from Dublin's Near FM and The James Joyce Centre that follows the mercurial world of James Joyce and his characters through Dublin’s fair city.
In this audio series Dublin comes alive through the Joycean walking tours. We are led by tour guide Conor Linnie through the old streets and literary history that has left such an indelible mark on Joyce’s work. Joyce’s words themselves are vividly brought to life by noted Joycean actors Barry McGovern and Katie O’Kelly. Based on the 2016 book Written in my Heart, Walks through James Joyce’s Dublin, this series explores how Dublin locations played a role in Joyce’s life and influenced his work.Walks through James Joyce’s Dublin is a Near FM production in partnership with The James Joyce Centre. The series is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision scheme with the television licence fee.