The manuscript of James Joyce's most famous novel is to be exhibited in the new Chester Beatty Library which relocates to Dublin Castle in 2000.

'Ulysses' was written by Joyce while in self-imposed exile in Trieste, Zurich and Paris, and the original manuscript has never before been to Dublin. The manuscript will be loaned by the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia.

The original manuscript will go on display at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin from next June.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 December 1999. The reporter is Colm Connolly.