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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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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Bloomsday at the James Joyce Tower & Museum, Sandycove

 

The original Dublin Bloomsday in 1954 began with a trip to the Martello Tower in Sandycove, the setting of the first episode of Ulysses and now home to the James Joyce Museum. A trip to Sandycove (and an optional dip in the nearby Forty-Foot bathing hole) is now one of Bloomsday’s most celebrated traditions. The Tower will open at 8am on 16 June for a full day of festivities, with actor Bryan Murray reading excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon, occasional performances by Caitriona Ni Threasaigh and traditional contributions by Joycean pilgrims and the visiting public throughout the day.

If you’re around earlier in the week, the Tower will also have a programme of special events beginning on Saturday 10 June with a performance at 2pm by Irish tenor and Joycean music specialist Noel O’Grady. On Sunday 11 June actress Caitriona Ni Threasaigh will present her own acclaimed performance of ‘Molly Bloom’ at 2pm and 4pm. From Monday to Thursday hourly guided tours of the museum will be led by members of the devoted volunteer staff throughout opening hours (10am to 6pm).

Admission for all events is free and no booking is required. Please contact joycetower@failteireland.ie or call 01 2809265 if you intend to bring a group or have any queries.

These events are kindly supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Fáilte Ireland and the friends of Joyce Tower Society.

 
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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 8AM

 

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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