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Bloomsday Festival 2016

Bloomsday Festival

Bloomsday is a widely celebrated event in Ireland that is based on the life of Irish writer James Joyce and the events of his famous novel Ulysses. The first Bloomsday was celebrated in 1954 by Irish authors Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O’Brien. The Ulysses was set on the 16th June 1904 and it is observed and relived on this date in Dublin and elsewhere each year. This year the Bloomsday Festival takes place from Saturday the 11th of June until Thursday the 16th of June.

The festival includes common celebrations such as re-enacting scenes from the Ulysses, dressing up in Edwardian garb and eating the same meals as characters from the book. Events include talks, walking tours, on-street parties and bus tours. A more detailed description of events taking place around the city, can be viewed below.

Bloomsday Events

 

Saturday 11th June:

10.30 - 13.30: Confessional Writing with Roisin Agnew

11.00 - 12.30: Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Walking Tour

14.00 - 15.30: Dubliners Walking Tour
19.30 - 21.00: A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man at the New Theatre

 

Sunday 12th June:

11.00 - 12.50: Joyce & The Irish Literary Revival Tour
12.00 - 13.00: Love’s Old Sweet Song: The Music of Ulysses with Noel O’Grady
12.00 - 18.00: Bizarre Bloomsday Brunch & Street Party
13.30 - 15.00: James Joyce’s Trieste: Jeffrey Blum in Conversation with John McCourt
14.00 - 15.30: Joyce Circular Walking Tour
15.00 - 16.00: The Art of Millinery with John Shevlin
18.00 - 22.00: Joycean Pub Crawl

 

Monday 13th June:

10.00 - 16.00: Joyce By Bus
11.00 - 13.00: James Joyce & W.B. Yeats Walking Tour
18.30 - 20.00: Written In My Heart Book Launch

 

Tuesday 14th June:

11.00 - 13.00: Portrait of the Artist Walking Tour
14.00 - 16.00: Portrait of the Artist Walking Tour
18.30 - 20.00: Waywords & Meanings: How to Score Finnegans Wake


Wednesday 15th June:

11.00 - 13.00: Portrait of the Artist Walking Tour
14.00 - 15.30: Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Walking Tour
19.00 - 22.00: A Portrait of the Nation: The Politics of Song in Joyce

Thursday 16th June:

08.00 - 09.00: Bloomsday Breakfast – 8am Sitting
09.00 - 10.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (9am)
09.45 - 13.00: The Bloomsday Cruise
10.00 - 16.00: The Bloomsday Bus
10.00 - 11.00: Bloomsday Breakfast – 10am Sitting
10.00 - 11.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (10am)
10.45 - 13.00: The Ulysses Express
11.00 - 12.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (11am)
12.00 - 13.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (12am)
12.00 - 13.00: Bloomsday Breakfast – 12pm Sitting
13.00 - 14.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (1pm)
14.00 - 15.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (2pm)
14.00 - 16.30: Bloomsday at the James Joyce Centre
15.00 - 18.00: Bloomsday Readings with Keelin Shanley
15.00 - 16.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (3pm)
16.00 - 17.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (4pm)
17.00 - 18.00: Bloomsday Guided Tour (5pm)
19.30 - 21.00: The Bloomsday Interview: Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
21.00 - 01.00: The Poetry Brothel: Nighttown (Bloomsday After-Party)

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