Saturday 1 October 2016

German President follows in footsteps of Leopold Bloom

Published 15/07/2015 | 02:30

German President Joachim Gauck with Ms Daniela Schadt and TCD librarian Helen Shenton (right) at the Book of Kells Exhibition in Trinity College, Dublin
German President Joachim Gauck with Ms Daniela Schadt and TCD librarian Helen Shenton (right) at the Book of Kells Exhibition in Trinity College, Dublin

The President of Germany Joachim Gault expressed a wish to "wander the streets of Dublin and to follow the path taken by Joyce's protagonist, Leopold Bloom".

  • Go To

On the second day of his three-day state visit to Ireland, President Gault covered quite a bit of ground from Farmleigh to CityWest to meet with staff of German tech company SAP, before visiting Leinster House. He rounded off his busy day on a cultural note in Trinity College.

Today he visits Galway, where he will stay in the luxurious Glenlo Abbey Hotel. He will visit a local farm and receive an honorary degree from NUI Galway.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News