Happy Bloomsday everybody! Hope the sun is shining for you today.
There’s a whole range of events organised to commemorate Joyce’s iconic Ulysses which was based on this day 107 years ago. It may all that time ago, but Bloomsday has grown over the years to now become quite a varied and established festival, not just in Dublin but worldwide too – in fact there are over 40 events organised in locations across the globe for Bloomsday this year – view my oh so nifty Google Map here.
Other than that, if you’re a Dubliner, you can enjoy some breakfast at the Gresham, readings and music in Stephen’s Green (11am – 2pm, and later on music from 6 until 8pm) and if that’s not your cup of tea (when I makes tea I makes tea – sorry inner Joycean is coming out!), there’s a Bloomsday Pub Quiz on in the Westin from 8.30 pm. Have a look at the full Bloomsday program here.
DCTV have featured Blooomsday as part of their We’re At series here, you can view episode one below where Mark and Stacey from the Joyce Centre speak about what to expect over Bloomsday: