Barry McGovern
IVRLA - James Joyce National Library - Lawrence Collection - College Green Dublin 2

James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ is set in the heart of Dublin City on January 6th 1904. As part of our podcast series Barry McGovern takes a walk through the city of ‘The Dead’ and explores the landscape that frames the story from 15 Usher’s Island to the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street. What remains of Joyce’s Dublin today and what inspired his locations? ‘The Dead’ brings us on a journey from the quays on the River Liffey looking towards the Phoenix Park and references a city which can still be experienced today. Have a look at our photographs from the National Library collections of Dublin at the time to get a sense of the story’s journey and Barry’s walking tour.

Listen: Joyce’s Dublin Podcast 6 The Dead. A walking tour with Barry McGovern

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