Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.
Celebrations often include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book.
Joycean Pub Crawl Jun 12
The Bloomsday Eve Bus Jun 15, 2019
The Poetry Brothel: Bloomsday Eve Jun 15, 2019
Bloomsday Walks Jun 16
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 10AM Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 11AM Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 12PM Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 1PM Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 2PM Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Guided Tour – 3PM Jun 16, 2019
The Bloomsday Bus – 10am Jun 16, 2019
The Bloomsday Bus – 1.30pm Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday 2019 Readings & Songs Jun 16, 2019
Bloomsday Blowout – a Joyce-inspired Cabaret Jun 16, 2019