Read James Joyce's Dubliners by Bike
In 1914 the epiphany that awoke the world’s imagination to the battered yet tumultuous city of Dublin, her streets, and her people, was a modest book of short stories that would become a defining Irish classic, James Joyce’s Dubliners.
Read Dubliners by Bike is a very special event for Bloomsweek, a 3 hour guided bicycle tour that invites you to tour the streets, pubs and historic buildings in which Joyce set his classic stories, whilst you listen to his stories in situ, as they are told and performed for you on headphones by a large ensemble cast led by the celebrated Irish actor Barry Mc Govern.
Lead by Dubliners’ director Alice Coghlan, in collaboration with See Dublin by Bike, this two and an half hour bicycle tour guides the Joycean enthusiast across his city, from his adolescent years in North Richmond Street, to The Boarding House of Hardwicke Street, to An Encounter in Ringsend, to Eveline at the North Wall Station, and finally to the Temple Bar of Counterparts.
Our bicycle tour tickets also include a currant bun with the boys of An Encounter at Dublin Port, and later on, a hearty lunch of traditional Dubliner’s Coddle and a glass of porter at Farringtons, the historical pub of Counterparts. As Farringtons will explain, this cask porter is especially brewed for Bloomsweek, so that it is just like the ‘gp’ Mr Farrington so enjoys during Joyce’s classic story.
Early booking is advised as our numbers are strictly limited.
‘Brilliantly delivered... an atmospheric journey through Edwardian Dublin with flawless dramatisations of the stories...it is spine tingling stuff...’ Daragh Reddin Metro
‘A wonderfully conceived idea.’ Lauren O’Toole entertainment.ie
‘A thrilling experience.’ Louise Finn The Dubliner.
‘An accomplished adaptation...a treat for any fan’ Eithne Shorthall, The Sunday Times.
Tour Times: 10am on Sunday 14th July 2013
Our tour last two and a half hours and finishes with lunch at Farringtons, Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Tours for groups of 6 or more people can also be arranged, on any afternoon, by special arrangement with Wonderland and See Dublin by Bike. Call Alice 087 9622891 or email Alice@wonderlandtheatre.com
€29.99 for tour, lunch and bicycle hire. €24.99 if you bring your own bicycle and helmet.
Please dress for the great Irish Summer and bring a drink.
(Your bicycle hire from See Dublin by Bike includes bicycle, helmet and high vis jacket.)
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Meeting Point: 10 am at Cafe Rothar, Fade Street, Dublin 2.
Copies of Wonderland’s 3CD and program of their James Joyce’s Dubliners will be for sale on the day of the tour, for a very special discounted price.
Cast: Barry Mc Govern, Billie Traynor, Damien Devaney, Connolly Heron, Cormac McDonagh, David Ferguson, Jim Roche, Sarah O'Toole, Stephen Jones , Daithí Mac Suibhne, Steve Wilson, Caroline O'Boyle, Dave Fleming, Shona Weymes, Lizzy Morrissey, Susan Davey, Amy Therese Flood, Nora Keneghan, Sarah Bradley, Ruaidhrí Ó Murchadha, Aela O'Flynn.
Director and Adaptor: Alice Coghlan Sound Design: Alma Kelliher and Tommy Foster. Recorded at Dublin City FM.