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Bloomsday Readings & Songs

  • Wolfe Tone Square Jervis Street Dublin 1 Ireland (map)
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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

Earlier Event: June 16
bloominauschwitz (matinee)