Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Joyce of Food in Association with Irish Food Trail

 

Food is everywhere in Joyce’s Ulysses, whether it’s Bloom’s pork kidney breakfast, his lunch of gorgonzola and burgundy in Davy Byrne’s pub or the potato he carries in his pocket as a talisman of his Irish mother. Through its focus on the body and its natural processes, the novel constantly reminds us of the significance of food in our lives; at one point, Bloom even makes the lofty claim that ‘peace and war depend on some fellow’s digestion’! Food has also become central to Bloomsday celebrations over the years, so we’re delighted to be collaborating with Irish Food Trail this year to bring you the Joyce of Food, a three hour food and drink tour inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses.

You’ll be brought around to 3 traditional Irish eateries by a local professional guide, who’ll fill in the gaps between stops with a walking tour through the streets of the city providing history, fun facts and recommendations. Each restaurant will provide a different course inspired by Joyce’s work accompanied by a reading of the excerpt from Ulysses to which it relates. You’ll enjoy starters, mains and desserts all paired with a glass of Irish beer, cider, or wine - you won’t go home hungry!

 
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Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Joyce of Whiskey Deluxe in Association with Irish Food Trail

 

Whiskey flows through Joyce’s works, from the stories of ‘The Sisters’ and ‘Counterparts’ to the life-giving elixir at the heart of Finnegans Wake. In fact so central was it to his last work that, when proposing the ill-conceived notion of having fellow novelist James Stephens finish Finnegans Wake as his his health declined, Joyce quipped that it would apt to have “J J and S” under the title – a reference to one of Dublin’s most famous whiskey distillers John Jameson & Sons! Whiskey also had an important historical and biographical significance for Joyce, whose father was secretary of the Dublin and Chapelizod Distillery Co and whose maternal grandfather John Murray once acted as sales representative for Powers.

Join us on this special jaunt around the capital’s bars to celebrate the many allusions to distilleries and whiskey in Joyce’s works whilst discovering Dublin’s rich whiskey culture. This two hour tour will be led by a local expert and features stops at three Irish pubs where you can sample two unique Irish whiskeys and sample some delicious tasting trays of local food! 

 
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Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Poetry Brothel: Penelope (Bloomsday Wrap Party)

 

This Bloomsday will see the much anticipated return of the Poetry Brothel following last year's hugely successful 'Nighttown' show, as well as their sold-out Bram Stoker Festival and Easter Sunday specials. Already a hugely celebrated phenomenon in New York, Paris, Barcelona, New Orleans, and Buenos Aires among others, the Poetry Brothel has taken Dublin by storm.

This year's theme is a celebration of the Penelope episode of Ulysses, the stream-of-consciousness soliloquy of the ungirdled Molly Bloom that is as filthy as it is profound. The line-up includes many stars of the growing spoken word movement here in Dublin, as well as the usual mix of theatre, performance, magic and burlesque, to name but a few of the eclectic attractions. The Poetry Brothel is a nightclub where jazz musicians, burlesque dancers, body painters and tarot card readers mingle and perform, but poetry holds centre stage as the headline act. The poets are also available (for a fee) and will read you a poem, one-to-one.

The Poetry Brothel reminds us that poetry can be intimate, that poetry can be boisterous, that poetry can be a wild celebration. So say yes to this Bloomsday celebration of poetry, Joyce and the carnal pleasures of Molly Bloom.

 
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Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Anthony Cronin: A Celebration (Presented by Senator David Norris)

 

Anthony Cronin - poet, novelist, and Irish national treasure - died at the end of last year. He was one of the group of writers and intellectuals that included Brian O'Nolan and Patrick Kavanagh who celebrated the first Dublin Bloomsday in 1954 by following in the footsteps of Joyce's characters 50 years after the events described in Ulysses. Then a young bohemian who had chosen to pursue his literary interests over a legal career, Cronin went on to become one of the country’s leading public intellectuals celebrated both for his own art and his achievements as an adviser on arts and culture to successive Irish governments. The author of sixteen volumes of poetry, two novels and many acclaimed works of criticism and literary biography, Cronin was above all a writer of great craft and intellect whose work was marked by a command of form, an appreciation of paradox and a strong comedic sense.

Join us in the majestic surrounds of City Hall to celebrate a man who so enriched his adopted city of Dublin with his words and deeds. Featuring well-known Irish writers and artists, as well as recordings of the man himself, we will bid farewell to this great man of Irish letters this Bloomsday. This event will be presented by Senator David Norris. Guest speakers will include Anne Haverty, Anne Enright, Donal Lunny, Dermot Bolger, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Patrick McCabe, Theo Dorgan & more.

 
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Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 5PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

Bloomsday Afternoon Tea - 4:30PM

 

Take a leisurely afternoon tea this Bloomsday in the fine Georgian surrounds of the James Joyce Centre’s Kenmare Room. Enjoy sandwiches and sweets inspired by Ulysses such as Gorganzola Sandwiches and Banbury Cakes whilst sipping fine loose leaf teas. As you enjoy the atmosphere Joycean sirens Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher will serenade you with cheeky musical hall numbers right out of the Big Blue Book of Eccles.

Need to give your afternoon a bit of a kick? Add a glass of Burgundy or Prosecco Spumante Signore Giuseppe, NV.

 
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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 4PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
3:30 PM15:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 3:30PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsday Reading & Songs with Poet Stephen James Smith

 

A long-standing and treasured tradition, this afternoon of songs, readings and performances from Ulysses in the heart of Temple Bar is an essential part of the Bloomsday experience. Led by Dublin poet Stephen James Smith and featuring a chaotic cast of noted Irish actors, politicians, musicians, pundits, procrastinators and everyone in between, this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the book amongst seasoned Joycean veterans and Bloomsday beginners alike. So don your best headwear and join us in the Square this Bloomsday!

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene.  His poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online, including ‘My Ireland’, a short poetry film commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival.  Stephen has performed extensively at top venues and events such as Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall, the Abbey Theatre (Nobel Call), Vicar Street (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard), the London Palladium, the Oscar Wilde Awards (LA), Glastonbury Festival and George Town Literary Festival (ML).  His debut collection, Fear Not, is published by Arlen House with a launch due in Autumn 2017.

This event is free - all are welcome!

 
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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 3PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

Bloomsday Afternoon Tea - 2:30PM

 

Take a leisurely afternoon tea this Bloomsday in the fine Georgian surrounds of the James Joyce Centre’s Kenmare Room. Enjoy sandwiches and sweets inspired by Ulysses such as Gorganzola Sandwiches and Banbury Cakes whilst sipping fine loose leaf teas. As you enjoy the atmosphere Joycean sirens Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher will serenade you with cheeky musical hall numbers right out of the Big Blue Book of Eccles.

Need to give your afternoon a bit of a kick? Add a glass of Burgundy or Prosecco Spumante Signore Giuseppe, NV.

 
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Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 2:30PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 2PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 1:30PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

The Bloomsday Bus - 1:30PM

 

Hop aboard the Bloomsday Bus this 16 June for a whistle-stop Joycean sightseeing tour around Dear Dirty Dublin! You’ll be whisked around on a vintage double-decker for a two and a half hour tour of some of the city’s key Joycean landmarks in the company of our local guide and a celebrated performer of Joyce’s work, who’ll keep you informed and entertained as you explore the ‘Hibernian Metropolis’.

You’ll pop by Eccles Street, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; Glasnevin Cemetery, the setting for the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses; the old ‘Monto’ area, where Bella Cohen’s brothel once stood; Westland Row, where the ‘Lotus Eaters’ episode sees Bloom drop into Sweny’s Chemist; Holles Street Maternity Hospital, where Bloom and Stephen cavort with Mulligan et al in ‘Oxen of the Sun’ and a whole lot of other Joycean hotspots along the way, including some of the author’s former addresses and many more locations from the novel. You’ll also get a copy of Romping Through Ulysses and a free boater hat to have you looking your Bloomsday best!

 
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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 1PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
12:30 PM12:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 12:30PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 12PM

 

Take a leaf out of Leopold Bloom's book and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on your travels this Bloomsday.

We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional!) accompanied by performances and dramatic readings from the pages of Ulysses. And don't forget to don your finest Edwardian wares - there will be special prizes for best dressed at each sitting!

 
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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 12PM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 11:30AM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 11AM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 10:30AM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Wandering Rocks: Journey Inside Ulysses

 

Ulysses is a book of journeys - men, women and children criss-crossing the city on an ordinary day in Dublin. It’s a book about cities in general, and Dublin in particular. It’s about all the things that you pass by and the places you pass through as you go about your day, and the surprising things you might discover about yourself when you take notice…

Join us for a very special journey into Ulysses in the heart of Dublin this Bloomsday. This is Joyce’s Big Adult Book broken down into a fun, tactile world for kids and families. Travel through an interactive map of the city inspired by some of the iconic places and objects from Ulysses: explore giant “innards of beasts and fowl”, imagine yourself atop a Martello Tower and sit down to ponder life on a tiny Sandymount Strand. See Dublin - and yourself - in new ways this Bloomsday.

This event is uniquely designed by Upon a Tree and co-hosted with Happenings as part of this year’s Bloomsday Festival.

Suitable for all ages.

 
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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Bloomsday at the James Joyce Centre

 

What with our Bloomsday Breakfasts and Afternoon Teas, we’re going to be pretty hectic at the James Joyce Centre this Bloomsday, but we’re offering a limited number of places for special guided visits on the day.

After a brief introduction from our guide, you can explore our Ulysses exhibition, check out the table where Joyce worked on Finnegans Wake, rap at the door of No. 7 Eccles Street and step into a virtual reality Ulysses with the good folk from ‘Joycestick’. Be sure to be in your best Bloomsday getup for the cameras!

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 10AM

 

Take a leaf out of Leopold Bloom's book and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on your travels this Bloomsday.

We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional!) accompanied by performances and dramatic readings from the pages of Ulysses. And don't forget to don your finest Edwardian wares - there will be special prizes for best dressed at each sitting!

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 10AM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Bloomsday Bus - 10AM

 
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Hop aboard the Bloomsday Bus this 16 June for a whistle-stop Joycean sightseeing tour around Dear Dirty Dublin! You’ll be whisked around on a vintage double-decker for a two and a half hour tour of some of the city’s key Joycean landmarks in the company of our local guide and a celebrated performer of Joyce’s work, who’ll keep you informed and entertained as you explore the ‘Hibernian Metropolis’.

You’ll pop by Eccles Street, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; Glasnevin Cemetery, the setting for the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses; the old ‘Monto’ area, where Bella Cohen’s brothel once stood; Westland Row, where the ‘Lotus Eaters’ episode sees Bloom drop into Sweny’s Chemist; Holles Street Maternity Hospital, where Bloom and Stephen cavort with Mulligan et al in ‘Oxen of the Sun’ and a whole lot of other Joycean hotspots along the way, including some of the author’s former addresses and many more locations from the novel. You’ll also get a copy of Romping Through Ulysses and a free boater hat to have you looking your Bloomsday best!

 
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Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 9:30AM

 

Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Bloomsday Guided Tour - 9AM

 
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Take to the streets and explore the city of Ulysses on a tour around some key locations from the book. Get a feel for the neighbourhoods that inspired Joyce, visit the address of Molly & Leopold Bloom and learn all about the 'Hibernian Metropolis' in the company of our great guides.

Don't forget to bring your boater!

 
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