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Bloomsday Readings & Songs at Wolfe Tone Square

  • Wolfe Tone Square Jervis St Dublin 1, County Dublin Ireland (map)

A long-standing and treasured tradition, this afternoon of songs, readings and performances from Ulysses in the heart of the city is an essential part of the Bloomsday experience. 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.

This year, we’ll have Peter Murphy at the helm at our new location in Wolfe Tone Square. Peter is a writer, spoken-word performer and actor. He is the author of two novels, John the Revelator (2009) and Shall We Gather at the River (2013), both published by Faber & Faber. His non-fiction has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Guardian and the Irish Times. He performs under the name 'Cursed Murphy', and is currently at work on his third book. His short story ‘The Dead’, a ‘cover version’ of Joyce’s classic, was included in the 2014 publication Dubliners 100 (Tramp Press).

And here is the line-up of readers:

Poet Elaine Feeney
Andrej Kapor and Lena Chen from Poetry Brothel Dublin
Writer Christine Dwyer Hickey

Poet Jessica Traynor- poet 

Senator David Norris 

James Joyce lookalike John Shevlin  

Actor Stephen Quinn 

Writer Alan McMonagle

Writer, playwright, director and film maker Gerry Stembridge

Writer, playwright and poet Dermot Bolger

YA writer Dave Rudden 

Writer Paul Murray

Actress Hilda Fay

Actress, comedian and writer Tara Flynn

Writer June Caldwell

Actress Leah Minto

Actress and comedian Katherine Lynch