The Chapelizod Literary Pubcrawl as part of The Chapelizod Arts Festival
Pints of porter, music, joy and literature! Let’s celebrate James Joyce, his father, and their Chapelizod pub crawls together, when James was a youngster and his father Stanislaus worked at the Chapelizod Distillery, with a literary pub crawl of our own!
Chapelizod, a Norman village 3 miles from Dublin’s city centre, is a setting which inspired one of Joyce’s first works Dubliners’ A Painful Case and his last novel Finnegan’s Wake.
Guided by Alice Coghlan, director of Wonderland’s audio walk and 3CD of Dubliners, our literary pub crawl begins with pints, chat, craic, and a friendly introduction to, and readings and song from Finnegan’s Wake in the very pub in which Joyce set his great modernist novel in.
After our pint, we’ll take to the village of Chapelizod on headphones, on which we’ll listen to A Painful Case in situ, as it is told and performed to us on headphones by leading Irish actors. As we listen and walk, we’ll follow Mr Duffy’s love story from the village to its tragic climax on the Magazine Fort Hill, via a hot punch at The Bridge Inn, which is included in your ticket price.
Once in the Phoenix Park, we’ll explore the haunts of one of Joyce’s greatest influences, the Chapelizod native and Gothic horror writer Sheridan Le Fanu, who was born here, before visiting the house, church and churchyard in which both Joyce and Le Fanu set their classic tales, where we will hear extracts from both of their stories performed by actors.
From here, we’ll retire to our third literary pub, the ever popular Villager, for an informal evening of Joycean chatter, song and celebration.
Dressing up for Bloomsweek encouraged, but by no means essential.
Early booking is advised as our numbers are strictly limited.
Reviews for Wonderland’s audio walk and 3CD of Dubliners
‘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.
‘A treat for any fan’ Eithne Shorthall, The Sunday Times.
Tour Times: 3.30 pm on Saturday 15th June. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Tickets priced €15/13.50 for tour and a hot punch at The Bridge Inn.
Please bring an umbrella for the great Irish Summer and wear appropriate footwear as some of our tour will take place in the park.
Meeting Point: 3.30pm The Mullingar House Inn, at the junction of Chapelizod Road & Main Street, Chapelizod, Dublin 20.
Tickets are available online by Clicking Here
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 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.