Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Bloomsday Blowout - a Joyce-inspired Cabaret

 
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Back in 1904, the ‘Monto’ area of Dublin was Europe’s largest red-light district. Joyce called it ‘Nighttown’, which was slang amongst journalists for the night shift. The surreal and energetic ‘Circe’ episode of Ulysses unravels on its fantastical streets. “The famished snaggletusks of an elderly bawd protrude from a doorway.”

The Bloomsday Blowout is a literary salon inspired by James Joyce. It’s a glorious convergence of Bloomsday adventurers and chancers. In one moment it’s an intimate evening of readings and song. In the next it’s shape-shifting midsummer madness.

The dead come to life. The daughters of Erin parody the Celtic Revival. Respectable Dublin ladies become pantomime dames. Three hundred voices sing ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song.’

“God save Leopold the First!”

Bella Cohen’s Bloomsday Blowout is bursting with readings, performances, song, audience participation, comedic interludes and music.

Let this literary adventure suck you down the rabbit hole into Joyce’s Dublin.

“Has little mousey any tickles tonight?”

Tickets are no longer available online. Tickets can be purchased on the door tonight from 8pm at the venue The Laughter Lounge.

Just announced:

  • Phil T Gorgeous - host

  • Peter Murphy

  • Azaria Starfire

  • Bonnie Boux

  • Paddy Fagan

  • Brian Gilligan

  • Eimhear Ó Dálaigh

 
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Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

bloominauschwitz (evening show)

 
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Something is very wrong for Leopold Bloom, worldwide phenomenon & hero of Ulysses. Visitations from the future, ghosts from the past and the burning question ‘Who am I and where do I belong?!’. The only clues lie in his one day of literary life – 16th June 1904 – written for him by Joyce.

As the storm clouds of history gather, Bloom escapes the confines of his book to embark on a new odyssey of remembering and forgetting. Bounding back and forth through time, he attempts to discover his true identity through his Jewish roots. Instead, he falls into the decimated heart of Europe to find an altogether more terrifying story waiting for him.

Patrick Morris delivers a Herculean performance as Bloom in this tour-de-force which mixes clownish antics with high drama, rich stories and powerful imagery.

bloominauschwitz defiantly celebrates open-heartedness in the face of hatred and fear. It surprises, appalls and delights in equal measure, marking it as truly fit for our turbulent times.

breathtakingly skillful performance Edinburgh Reporter

wonderful work with a timely message Edinburgh Fringe Review

Written by Richard Fredman

Directed by Rachel Aspinwall

Performed by Patrick Morris

Tickets are no longer available online.

Please contact the The New Theatre for bookings: Tel: +353 (0)1 670 3361

Venue: The New Theatre Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
D02 XH96

 
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Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Joyce of Whiskey in Association with Irish Food Trail - Cancelled

 
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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 health declined, Joyce quipped that it would be apt to have ‘JJ 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 Company and whose maternal grandfather John Murray once acted as sales representative for Powers whiskey.

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 2 ½ hour tour will be led by a local expert and features stops at three Irish pubs where you will sample two unique Irish whiskeys and enjoy delicious tasting plates of local food.

This year there are two different themes, The Whiskey Trail Liberties will focus on the whiskey produced in the heart of Dublin City while The Powers Whiskey Quarter is a chance to discover the home of Ireland's most loved Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the working class pubs that Joyce loved.

Dates & times:

12 June at 6pm, 13 June at 6pm - The Whiskey Trail, Liberties @ €69

14 June at 2pm, 15 June at 2pm, 16 June at 6pm - The Powers Quarter @ €69

Meeting Point: Adventure Trails, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2.

 
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Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Joyce of Food in Association with Irish Food Trail - Cancelled

 
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Food is everywhere in Joyce’s Ulysses, whether it’s Bloom’s pork kidney breakfast, his lunch of Gorgonzola and Burgundy 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 this three-hour food and drink tour inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses.

You will be brought around to three traditional Irish eateries by a local professional guide, who will 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 will enjoy starters, mains and desserts all paired with a glass of Irish beer, cider, or wine - you won’t go home hungry.

Dates & times:
12 June at 2pm, 13 June at 6pm, 14 June at 2pm, 15 June at 5pm, 16 June at 6pm @ €69

Meeting Point: Adventure Trails, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2.

 
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Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 5PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

Bloomsday Afternoon Tea - 4.30pm - SOLD OUT

 
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Take a leisurely afternoon tea* this Bloomsday in the fine Georgian surrounds of the James Joyce Centre’s Kenmare Room. Enjoy gorgonzola sandwiches, Banbury cakes and more sweets and treats inspired by Ulysses whilst sipping fine loose leaf teas. As you enjoy the atmosphere, legendary Irish actress Mary McEvoy (Biddy, Glenroe) and Dublin-born International soprano Sandra Oman in the roles of Nora Barnacle and Molly Bloom, will conjure up the world of Joyce through chat, songs and extracts from the Big Blue Book of Eccles.

This Afternoon Tea event is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

Need to give your afternoon a bit of a kick? Add a glass of prosecco for an additional €8.

* If you have any dietary requirements please email bloomsday@jamesjoyce.ie with your request after you have made your booking. Please put “Afternoon Tea” in the subject heading.

 
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Jun
16
4:30 PM16:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 4.30PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 4PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
3:30 PM15:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 3.30PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 3PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsday Readings & Songs

 
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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 have Christine Dwyer Hickey at the helm in Wolfe Tone Square, in the heart of Joyce’s Dublin. Christine Dwyer Hickey is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. Her 8th novel The Narrow Land was recently published by Atlantic UK. She has won several awards including the Kerry Group Novel of the Year (2012) and the Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards (2017). Her novels are widely translated. She has often stated that as reader, writer and Dubliner, she is indebted to Mr Joyce.

Please Note: This is a free event and you do not need to book a ticket.

Just announced: Bloomsday Readings & Songs readers and performers:

  • Christine Dwyer Hickey - Host

  • Peter Murphy

  • David Norris

  • Camille O'Sullivan

  • Jess Kavanagh

  • Mia Gallagher

  • Lisa Harding

  • Paul Lynch

  • Vicky Curtis

  • Wren Dennehy aka Avoca Reaction

  • Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan

  • Neil Watkins

  • Peter Sheridan

  • Jerry Fish

  • Ray Yates - DCC

  • Alison Grace Koehler - Poet

  • Michelle Forbes - Writer and Actress

 
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Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

bloominauschwitz (matinee)

 
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Something is very wrong for Leopold Bloom, worldwide phenomenon & hero of Ulysses. Visitations from the future, ghosts from the past and the burning question ‘Who am I and where do I belong?!’. The only clues lie in his one day of literary life – 16th June 1904 – written for him by Joyce.

As the storm clouds of history gather, Bloom escapes the confines of his book to embark on a new odyssey of remembering and forgetting. Bounding back and forth through time, he attempts to discover his true identity through his Jewish roots. Instead, he falls into the decimated heart of Europe to find an altogether more terrifying story waiting for him.

Patrick Morris delivers a Herculean performance as Bloom in this tour-de-force which mixes clownish antics with high drama, rich stories and powerful imagery.

bloominauschwitz defiantly celebrates open-heartedness in the face of hatred and fear. It surprises, appalls and delights in equal measure, marking it as truly fit for our turbulent times.

breathtakingly skillful performance Edinburgh Reporter

wonderful work with a timely message Edinburgh Fringe Review

Written by Richard Fredman

Directed by Rachel Aspinwall

Performed by Patrick Morris

Tickets are no longer available online. Please contact the The New Theatre for bookings: Tel: +353 (0)1 670 3361

43 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
D02 XH96

 
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Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

Bloomsday Afternoon Tea - 2.30pm - SOLD OUT

 
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Take a leisurely afternoon tea* this Bloomsday in the fine Georgian surrounds of the James Joyce Centre’s Kenmare Room. Enjoy gorgonzola sandwiches, Banbury cakes and more sweets and treats inspired by Ulysses whilst sipping fine loose leaf teas. As you enjoy the atmosphere, legendary Irish actress Mary McEvoy (Biddy, Glenroe) and Dublin-born International soprano Sandra Oman in the roles of Nora Barnacle and Molly Bloom, will conjure up the world of Joyce through chat, songs and extracts from the Big Blue Book of Eccles.

This Afternoon Tea event is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

Need to give your afternoon a bit of a kick? Add a glass of prosecco for an additional €8.

* If you have any dietary requirements please email bloomsday@jamesjoyce.ie with your request after you have made your booking. Please put “Afternoon Tea” in the subject heading.

 
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Jun
16
2:30 PM14:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 2.30PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 2PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

The Bloomsday Bus - 1.30pm - SOLD OUT

 
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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 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.

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 1.30PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 1PM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
12:30 PM12:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 12.30PM - SOLD OUT

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 12pm - SOLD OUT

 
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Joyce’s Ulysses features what we’ll wager is one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions, not only as a tip of the hat to Joyce’s protagonist, but also because we know you need to fuel up for a big day of celebrations. So take a leaf out of Bloom’s book and enjoy a hearty meal before setting out on your travels this Bloomsday.

We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional, for those who aren’t into the "tang of faintly scented urine"), accompanied by music and recitation 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.

This Breakfast event is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

* If you would like a vegetarian breakfast or if you have any dietary requirements please email bloomsday@jamesjoyce.ie with your request after you have made your booking. Please put “Bloomsday Breakfast” in the subject heading.

 
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Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 11.30AM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

This tour is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

 
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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Bloomsday at the James Joyce Centre - SOLD OUT

 
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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 visits on the day.

Actor Cathal Stephens will surprise you in the rear of the premises with stories about James Joyce and the Centre. You’ll be delighted as he performs short extracts from Ulysses. After which, you can explore our exhibition floor, check out the table where Joyce worked on Finnegans Wake and rap at the door of No. 7 Eccles Street. Be sure to be in your best Bloomsday getup for the cameras!

A founding member of Boston-based Here Comes Everybody Players, Cathal Stephens has been performing work related to James Joyce and his work for over twenty-five years.  He has performed at literary conferences and festivals throughout North America and Europe and has delighted audiences at Dublin’s Bloomsday Festival for several years.

These tours are now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

Times:

  • 10.30am - SOLD OUT

  • 12.30pm - SOLD OUT

  • 2pm - SOLD OUT

  • 3.30pm - SOLD OUT

    Duration of each visit is 60 minutes approx.

Places are limited - advance booking is strongly recommended.

Can’t pop in on the day? No problem - the Centre is open 7 days a week throughout the summer.

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 10am - Sold Out

 
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Joyce’s Ulysses features what we’ll wager is one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions, not only as a tip of the hat to Joyce’s protagonist, but also because we know you need to fuel up for a big day of celebrations. So take a leaf out of Bloom’s book and enjoy a hearty meal before setting out on your travels this Bloomsday.

We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional, for those who aren’t into the "tang of faintly scented urine"), accompanied by music and recitation 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.

This Breakfast event is now Sold Out, please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

* If you would like a vegetarian breakfast or if you have any dietary requirements please email bloomsday@jamesjoyce.ie with your request after you have made your booking. Please put “Bloomsday Breakfast” in the subject heading.

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Bloomsday Bus - 10AM - SOLD OUT

 
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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 for a two and a half hour tour of some of the city’s key Joycean landmarks in the company of our local guide, who will 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 will get a free copy of Romping through Ulysses, an illustrated pocket guide to the big book that will help you navigate your Bloomsday adventure.

 
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Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 9.30AM - Sold Out

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

The Joyce of Breakfast in Association with Boxty House

  • Meeting Point: Gallaghers Boxty House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 
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Denny, as those who have read Ulysses will be aware, got the kind of plug money can't buy when Leopold Bloom observed a girl in Dlugacz's butchers buying "a pound and a half of Denny's sausages".

Take a leaf out of Leopold Bloom's book and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out to enjoy the Bloomsday Festival.  

Each breakfast will be accompanied by performances and dramatic readings from surprise guests who will read from the pages of Ulysses. We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional!) and food inspired from the pages of Joyce.

Dates & times: 12 - 16 June at 9am @ €28 . Duration 90 minutes.

Meeting Point: Gallaghers Boxty House, 20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.

 
 
 
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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Bloomsday Walking Tour - 9.00AM - SOLD OUT

 
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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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Bloomsday Walking Tours - Sold Out

 
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Bloomsday Walking Tours: every half hour from 9am - 5pm. Duration: 60 minutes. All tours for June 16th are now sold out. Please have a look over the rest of the programme to discover an alternative tour to book!

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 and Leopold Bloom and learn all about the "Hibernian Metropolis" in the company of our great guides.

Stops on the tour include Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College; Eccles St, the address of Molly and Leopold Bloom; the birthplace of Oliver St. John Gogarty, the inspiration for Buck Mulligan and a whole host of other spots that pop up in the pages of Joyce’s novel. Don’t forget to bring your boater!

 
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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Bloomsday Breakfast - 8am

 
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Joyce’s Ulysses features what we’ll wager is one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions, not only as a tip of the hat to Joyce’s protagonist, but also because we know you need to fuel up for a big day of celebrations. So take a leaf out of Bloom’s book and enjoy a hearty meal before setting out on your travels this Bloomsday.

We serve a traditional Irish breakfast with pork kidneys (optional, for those who aren’t into the "tang of faintly scented urine"), accompanied by music and recitation 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.

* If you would like a vegetarian breakfast or if you have any dietary requirements please email bloomsday@jamesjoyce.ie with your request after you have made your booking. Please put “Bloomsday Breakfast” in the subject heading.

 
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Jun
15
to Jun 16

The Poetry Brothel: O, Rocks!

  • The Church Bar & Restaurant (map)
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This year’s Poetry Brothel celebration of James Joyce finds itself asking its contributors to take Molly’s words to heart: “O, rocks, tell us in plain words”. Joyce’s world and characters have indeed undergone ‘metempsychosis’ at an alarming rate as each new generation of readers absorbs, adopts and refashions Bloomsday in their own image. This year we celebrate the city itself, the characters and situations of Dublin common to us all. Like Wandering Rocks transmigrating through this city from dawn until dusk (from birth until death), it is Dublin herself that we celebrate and we invite you to celebrate with us!

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret nightclub experience, a place where jazz musicians, burlesque dancers, body painters, magicians, drag performers and tarot card readers mingle and perform — but poetry holds centre stage as the headline act.

The line-up will include many stars of Dublin’s vibrant and growing spoken word movement, who will perform onstage and will be available (for a fee) to take you into a dark corner to read you a poem, one-to-one.

VIP registration (€50) guarantees premium seating and exxxclusive access to all the evening's artists and performers, as well as a selection of take-home goodies and other special treats. Don’t miss your chance to experience it this Bloomsday. Doors at 9pm.

Doors at 9pm.

Tickets are now available on the door this evening.

Just announced: Special guests at this year’s Poetry Brothel include stained glass poet and performer Alison Grace Koehler (visiting from Poetry Brothel Paris), burlesque diva and hooper extraordinaire Shir Madness, and up-and-coming spoken word virtuoso, artist and designer Deirdre Rose, among many others!

Your hosts on the night will be that old New York bastard John M Farrell, vampiric monsieur noir Andrej Kapor (visiting from the Netherlands), and of course, in the role of Madam, the inimitable Rachel Lally. So come join us for an intimate night of jazz, magic, burlesque, tarot, and of course, poetry!  

 
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