Office Hours + 353 1 8340941 After Hours + 353 872720764

Dublin Bloomsday 16th June

By damian, Wednesday, 10th December 2014 | 0 comments
Filed under: Festivals, Free Stuff, See & do Dublin.

Bloomsday 16th June 2015

Bloomsday is celebrated on June 16th every year in Dublin. Bloomsday commemorates the work of the Irish author James Joyce and is called after the main character in his most famous work – Leopold Bloom of Ulysses fame.


Bloomsday takes the format of Joyce fans dressed in Edwardian costume to conjure up the atmosphere of the period in which Ulysses was set – 1904. To understand Bloomsday you need to know that it follows the trials and tribulations of one entire day in the life of Leopold Bloom in Ulysses - Bloomsday June 16th.
Fans follow the route around Dublin taken by Bloom and usually have a breakfast of sausages, beans, black and white pudding and toast at some stage along the way. Davy Byrne’s Pub usually figures in everyone’s Bloomsday celebration at some stage of the day.
Bloomsday readings and dramastisations from the novel take place at various stages by costumed performers, as well as traditional Irish music and merriment. Much of the Bloomsday celebrations are hosted by the James Joyce Centre in North Great Georges St Dublin.
Visit www.jamesjoyce.ie for information on festival talks, events and exhibitions.

Like what you’ve read?

Please take the time to share with your contacts, Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Follow and join in the conversation with me on Twitter at @discoverwicklow

Comment on This Article

HTML is disabled and your e–mail address won't be published. Comments will be deleted if commenters leave a keyword instead of a name in the name field, if sites linked in the URL field are commercial in nature and not related to the blog, or if the comment simply doesn't add substance to the discussion.

Spam Prevention

In order to submit this form successfully, you must complete this question

Please match the colour       fuchsia
Please match the colour
Image