Walking with The Dead
Colm Toibin visits locations featured in the stories of James Joyce's Dubliners
"We then came near the river...we pleased ourselves with the spectacle..the brown fishing fleet beyond Ringsend" (An Encounter)
Anne Fogarty & Colm Tóibín at the mouth of the River Liffey, looking over to Ringsend
"When the Scotch House closed they went round to Mulligan's...O Halloran ordered small hot specials all round." (Counterparts)
Mulligans pub on Poolbeg Street, which features in the story 'Counterparts'.
By the Custom House, on the River Liffey,Dublin, shortly after dawn
Looking eastwards along the River Liffey, Dublin
"Mrs Mooney['s] boarding house in Hardwicke Street. All of the resident young men spoke of her as The Madam" The Boarding House
The original boarding house in Hardwicke Street that inspired 'The Boarding House'
The James Joyce Centre, North Great George's Street, Dublin
The James Joyce Centre in north Dublin
"It was always a great affair, the Misses Morkan's annual dance...in the dark, gaunt house on Usher's Island." (The Dead)
15 Usher's Island, setting of the the Misses Morkan's annual dance in 'The Dead'
"A fat brown goose lay at one end of the table and at the other end, on a bed of creased paper...lay a great ham" (The Dead)
Susan Kilty, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright and Brendan Kilty inside the house of 'The Dead'
"Well, drive bang up against Trinity College gates," said Mr Browne..."Make like a bird for Trinity College." (The Dead)
Trinity College Dublin, as mentioned in the final story in Joyce's Dubliners, 'The Dead'
"They say you never cross O'Connell Bridge without seeing a white horse" (The Dead)
Gretta and Gabriel Conroy travel across O'Connell Bridge in the final story of Dubliners.
"As they stood at the hotel door, he felt that they had escaped from their lives and duties...and run away together" (The Dead)
The Gresham Hotel, in which Gabriel and Gretta Conroy stay in 'The Dead'
"This is Parnell's anniversary," said Mr O'Connor, "and don't let us stir up any bad blood." (Ivy Day in the Committee Room)
The Parnell Monument, O'Connell Street, Dublin
Guide Jonathan Creasy (left) from the James Joyce Centre taking his Dubliners walking tour to the James Joyce statue
"I have written for the most part in a style of scrupulous meanness....” (James Joyce)
Dublin Writers Museum, Parnell Square, Dublin
Dublin Writers Museum in Parnell Square