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 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 from Dubliners 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 centre to its tragic climax on the Magazine Fort Hill, via a hot punch at The Bridge Inn, a punch 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 is spine tingling stuff...’ Daragh Reddin Metro

‘A wonderfully conceived idea.’ Lauren O’Toole

‘A thrilling experience.’ Louise Finn The Dubliner.

‘A treat for any fan’ Eithne Shorthall, The Sunday Times.

Wonderland’s James Joyce's Dubliners 3 hour 3CD will be for sale on the day of the tour, for a special discounted price.

Photos from previous Chapelizod Literary Pubcrawls -

All tickets include Mr Duffy's Hot Punch at the pub of A Painful Case.