Leopold Bloom’s Lunch Stop

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I was in Dublin last week, and went to Davy Brynes pub for lunch. We were directed there by a group of high school seniors from Seattle who were in the city to study James Joyce, and follow in the footsteps of his immortal character, Leopold Bloom.

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Situated in the center of Dublin and first licensed in 1789, Davy Byrnes in synonymous with literary giant James Joyce, who mentions he pub in both Dubliners and Ulysses. In the novel, Leopold Bloom stops for a gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of burgundy while wandering through Dublin.

It was a great feeling being at the intersection of time, travel and literature.

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