If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Dublin during Bloomsday festival, you are in for a treat!
First, Bloomsday festival celebrates James Joyce and is all about main character from his Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, and his adventures on the 16th of June. Bloomsday therefore celebrates and recreates Leopold’s journey, which begins in the city and ends up out along the beautiful southside coast. So, even if you’ve just a passing interest in the book, there’s plenty to see and do here in Dublin as part of this year’s celebrations!
First things first – download your Drinking-Bingo game here – nothing like a bit of a tipple to get you in the literally mood!
Then, put on some Edwardian outfits and go out for a walk!
Few awesome things that are on during Bloomsday festival:
When it comes to choosing what to do over this special weekend, you’ll be spoilt for choice. This year’s Bloomsday programme is jam-packed with walks, talks and even a Joycean-themed street party! On the day itself, the James Joyce Centre on North Great George’s Street will kick things off with a very hearty breakfast of sausages, beans, black and white pudding, just like that enjoyed by Bloom in the novel. There’ll be plenty more highlights: we definitely like the sound of the Bizarre Bloomsday Brunch, as well as an evening event that promises to be very entertaining indeed. Actor, comedian and activist Stephen Fry is set to make his way to Dublin for a public interview with Senator David Norris. Expect lots of witty banter covering everything from Joyce, literature and religion to love and sex.