Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Voices of Joyce - SOLD OUT

 
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Ranging from tenor to soprano, baritone to beery “base barreltone” and everything in between, Songsters of the Square strive to reproduce the sounds and atmosphere of a Dublin Edwardian soirée. Arias, popular music, gospel, music-hall and ballads nestle between readings from Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The Songsters include Seán ÓhEarcáin, Aisling Connolly, Dick Hogan, Joseph O’Dwyer and Eithne Shanley who is also the piano accompanist. The show is devised and hosted by Mícheál Shanley.

Relive an Edwardian soirée in the premises in Parnell Square where James Joyce received singing lessons from Vincent O’Brien in 1904 in preparation for the Feis Ceoil. As well as being singing teacher to Joyce, Vincent O’Brien also gave singing lessons to John McCormack, a source of inspiration for Shaun the Post in Finnegans Wake. This show, in various manifestations, (methimpikehoses) is celebrating its fifteenth Bloomsday.

This event is now Sold Out.

Booking required. Email Mícheál Shanley at michaelmacshanley@gmail.com

 
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Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

'A Play on Ulysses' - Live, On-Street Performance, Blackrock

 
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‘A Play on Ulysses’ is a unique Bloomsday event in Dublin, a fully dramatised adaptation of Ulysses, compressed into 75 action filled minutes. Eighteen professional actors, plus singers, musicians and dancers, combine to provide an comic, poignant and enlightening insight into James Joyce’s Ulysses. The play is performed on-street at The Cross in the heart of Blackrock village.

Nastaise Leddy and Iris Park collaborate to adapt, direct and produce ‘A Play on Ulysses’, creating an authentic and entertaining experience. The 2018 performance attracted over 400 people, so come early to get a seat. 

The play is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Zurich, The Blackrock Business Network, and the retailers and terrific community of Blackrock.

We have a plan for adverse weather conditions, so hail, rain or shine the show will go on.

Free event

Blackrock is on the coast 6km from Dublin City Centre – great public transport links for visitors: http://blackrock.ie/

 
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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

The IFI presents Horrible Creature - Lucia Joyce (Part 2)

 
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We are delighted to present the premiere of ‘Horrible Creature’, a new documentary by Áine Stapleton. This piece is the second of a proposed trilogy of films about Lucia Joyce, daughter of James, a woman who suffered with mental health issues for much of her life. The first film, Medicated Milk, challenged the accepted biographical detail of Lucia’s life and explored the complex nature of mental instability.

In 1915, James Joyce and Nora Barnacle traveled with their children Giorgio and Lucia to Switzerland to escape the turmoil of WW1. Lucia was 7 years old. In her memoirs, she spoke fondly about school in Zurich and her talent for gymnastics and arithmetic. She later trained as a professional dancer in France and performed throughout Europe, finally escaping the tight grip of her family. This short-lived freedom soon came to an abrupt end when in the early 1930s she was forced into psychiatric care and underwent experimental treatments at various hospitals across Europe.

‘Horrible Creature’ draws on Lucia’s writing to explore her world between 1915 and 1950. Her words are interpreted by a cast of international dance artists performing in a range of Swiss locations where Lucia spent time. This documentary by Áine Stapleton ignites our interest in Lucia’s complex family life, her unproven illness, and her undoubted talent.

Director and producer: Áine Stapleton

Director of Photography: Will Humphris

Cast: Michelle Boulé, Céline Larrère, Sarah Ryan, Áine Stapleton

Composers: David Best and Ed Chivers.

Voiceover: Rebecca Warner.

 
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Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Bloomsday Lecture on “The Words of Ibsen” & James Joyce at the National Library of Ireland

 
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In partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dublin.

Bloomsday Lecture on “The Words of Ibsen” and James Joyce

In association with the Norwegian Embassy in Dublin, Professor Tore Rem from the University of Oslo will delve into the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s influence from his life and works on the young James Joyce.

Free admission.

Registration required at booking@nli.ie

The event will take place in the Reading Room.

 
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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating Finnegans Wake: Bloomsday at The Lilliput Press

 
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Join us at The Lilliput Press for art, fables, and literary discussion, all in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Finnegans Wake. Featuring an art display by Thomas McNally, the artist behind The Mookse and the Gripes and The Ondt and the Gracehoper, beautiful illustrations of two iconic tales from Finnegans Wake. These short stories will be discussed in a Q&A with McNally, with special guests performing the fables.

 
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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Bloomsday in Phibsboro and Eco Dublin, a sustainable city for Joyce and us.

 
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A lively afternoon of readings, dance, music and laughter in the garden of Phibsboro Library on Bloomsday June 2019. There will be a preview of Phibsboro Tidy Towns Sustainable Day in September with a focus on James Joyce as the great recycler of language, ideas and products (e.g.: food, paper, and even coffins!) and how we can all follow his example.

There will be readings by performers Val O'Donnell ('Flann's Yer Only Man'), Paula Mongey, Helen McGrath, Des Gunning (Joyceborough founder) and wonderful dancing from Miss Eileene. Alan O'Riordan will speak about Joyce, Cork and Europe. Snacks and coffee are kindly donated by the Spar shop next to Temple Street Church, a Joycean landmark. The library garden also has a permanent Joycean feature and is overlooked by a recently commissioned gable-end mural by artist Fionnuala Halpin. This is a free event, no booking required.

 
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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Live Performances at Bewley's Grafton Street

 
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Bewley’s Grafton Street has a long and loving association with Irish writers. James Joyce himself was a fan with Bewley’s even being referenced in his book “The Dubliners”. On Sunday, June 16th, Customers can enjoy live performances throughout the day from acclaimed veteran actors Donal O’Kelly and Joe Taylor.

Donal will be performing his internationally acclaimed show Joyced! – a whirlwind odyssey through Joyce’s Dublin years and the events that would be later immortalized in Ulysses. Joe will be presenting Ulysses: a Beginner’s Guide – a highly entertaining introduction to the great novel. Enjoy these shows at no extra cost. Seats are limited and will be given to those who arrive first on the day. Shows start at 12 noon and will be repeated throughout the day until 4pm – if you miss one there is only a short time for the next show to begin!

Refresh and recharge with the tasty Bewley’s Brunch menu, served until 2:30pm and an extensive all-day menu that is available thereafter. Bewley’s is also famous for their delicious treats prepared in-house by in the craft bakery kitchen just for you. Enjoy songs from resident pianist from 12:30-3pm as you enjoy.

 
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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

'Walk with Mr Bloom’ this Bloomsday!

  • Main Entrance of General Post Office (GPO) (map)
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16th June 1904 – Bloomsday, the day immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses, and the anniversary of his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle.

Come join in the fun, mayhem and unique atmosphere of Dublin on Bloomsday with a walking tour of the city centre, recalling incidents and places described in Ulysses as Leopold Bloom traversed the city on that epic day.

You don’t need to be a fan of Joyce to enjoy this walking tour. But if you are, you’re certain to find new insights from the blend of information, humour, readings and dramatisations, mainly from the Laestrygonians episode of the book. Our guide will bring it all to life today as we revel in an “Oh-So- Dublin!” tradition that only happens once a year (thank goodness - we’ve been doing it every year for the last 23 years!).

Booking information:

Start Time: 11.00 am

Meeting Point: Main Entrance of General Post Office (GPO), O'Connell Street.

Duration: 1½ - 1¾ hrs

Fee: €15.00 adult/child.

 
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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Flora Symbolica - A Botanical Response to Bloomsday in Kildare

 
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For episode V, “The Lotus Eaters,” Joyce selects an unusual genre for parody and uses the conventions of flower dictionaries of the nineteenth century. One of the more popular flower dictionaries was called Flora Symbolica from where the event name is taken.

In St Paul’s Arts & Heritage Centre in Ballysax, The Curragh with support from Kildare County Council, artist and researcher Audrey Walshe and her team of flower growers will create a number of botanical installations using locally grown and sourced flowers. Audrey has an interdisciplinary background and holds a BA Irish Studies (TCD, 2017) and is currently studying MA Art and Research Collaboration (IADT). As a researcher she is interested in how the use of botanical material functions, in the conventional sense as a form of artistic/scientific documentation of species through the study of botany and horticulture as well as in the decorative sense where botanical forms pass into use in architecture and craftsmanship and literature and fashion. The event will be created for one day only taking inspiration from the botanical references in the episode.

If you are outside the city and wish to celebrate Bloomsday with us please come along to our free event, we will have lemon soap from Swenys for sale as well as posies of locally grown blooms.

Address: Saint Paul’s Church, Ballysax, Curragh, Co. Kildare, R56 Y597

 
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Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

Bloomsday Walk with Pat Liddy's Walking Tours (10:30am & 2:30pm)

  • Meeting Point: Beside the Gate Theatre (map)
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This tour is ideal as a first introduction to James Joyce and will celebrate his life and work by walking through the streets of the city he immortalised in his groundbreaking novel, Ulysses. The route will partly follow the book’s main character, Leopold Bloom, in his famous wanderings in the year 1904.

Dublin has changed enormously since then, but we will still encounter many of Bloom’s intriguing stops or indeed places associated with Joyce himself along the way.

Our destination will be the renowned Davy Byrne’s Pub, where Bloom paused for lunch of a Gorgonzola cheese sandwich and a glass of Burgundy wine. After the tour, you may independently partake of the same in the company of numerous other Joyceans who will be gathering here with many gaily dressed in the flamboyant costumes of the period.

Tickets: €14 (€12 seniors/students)

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday Bike Ride in Dún Laoghaire

 
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This is a fun filled day out on bicycles. We kick off with a Joycean breakfast in Dalkey Garden school at 10am sharp, Saval Park Road, Dalkey. Breakfast will be served for those who wish to partake at an extra fee. It consists of freshly brewed tea or coffee. Buck’s Fizz or freshly squeezed orange juice. Granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit salad. Clonakilty black pudding, with relish, rashers, sausage , baked beans, egg and tomatoes. Homemade scones and brown bread. There will be a prize for the best dressed Joyce or Nora look-alike!

The bike tour begins at 11.30am for those who do not wish to part take in the breakfast. The group will hit the road, off to explore the surrounds of Killiney, Dalkey and Sandycove. The bike ride will finish in Glasthule for the famous Bloomsday Street Party. This is a stop start tour.

Booking:

Bike tour is €25 per person.

Breakfast is extra at €18.

Bike hire is available too, for an extra fee of €15.

Call Cathy on 086 8758744 to make a booking.

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery

 
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum has been celebrating Bloomsday since 2010 when its visitor centre first opened to the public with the introduction of its museum and guided tours. The numbers attending the Bloomsday event have gone from strength to strength over the years and it’s now a firm and much anticipated event on the venue’s calendar. Episode 6 - Hades in Ulysses depicts the funeral procession of Paddy Dignam at the Hibernian necropolis – Glasnevin Cemetery. This scene will be a central focal point for a re-enactment performed by the ‘Joycestagers’ at Glasnevin Cemetery this Bloomsday. There will also be a Joycean tour of the cemetery which boasts a wide range of literary connections. Joyce’s parents are both buried at Glasnevin.

10am - 3pm: Special Joycean Breakfast and Lunch in the Tower Café.

11.30am: Re-enactment of the funeral procession of Paddy Dignam from the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses.

12.15pm: A Joycean Tour of the heart of the Hibernian necropolis, Glasnevin Cemetery, which has many significant links to Joyce’s life and writing.

Tickets from €10.20

 
 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Bloomsday Body Painting Jam with Dublin Body Paint

 
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Join us this Bloomsday to body paint in celebration of the absurd and nutty in James Joyce’s masterpiece. During this very special jam we will give artists the theme of food and consumption. Joyce described Dublin’s fair city using vivid imagery of food stuffs. We’ll be helping artists along with the theme so don’t worry if you get a bit stuck! At our body painting jams, we will match up artists and models for a day of body painting. Photographers are invited to join us later to capture this transient art form on the day.

Models: You don't need to be a 'model' to become a model for the day. You are beautiful just as you are. This is a non-judgemental and safe environment so time to enjoy and get creative.

Artists: Whether you fancy picking up a brush for the first time since the Junior Cert, or are a seasoned professional, you are welcome to join in. Artists will need your own body painting kit, but one can be rented from us for the day.

Once painted we will parade through Dublin to bring our art to the city streets. Join us for the festivities and let your imagination run wild!

Tickets: €30 (price includes lunch and materials).

 
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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Merrion Square Artists on Bloomsday

 
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The Artists who exhibit on Merrion Square every weekend are delighted to be part of the Bloomsday festival. There is always a great selection of art, of all styles and genres, and this year on Bloomsday there will be many Joycean themed pieces for you to select. Do come along and enjoy the free and cheerful atmosphere that is the Merrion Square open art exhibition.

 
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Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Balloonatics Bloomsday

 
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Theatrical walks based on re-enactments of episodes from Ulysses, starting at Eccles Street with Bloom's Morning Walk at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. we walk across town with a tour: Introducing Joyce's Dublin. At 10.30 we pick up on Bloom's trail at Westland Row for Lotus-Eaters.

Join us again at 12.30 at the Joyce statue on North Earl Street for the lunchtime walk with Bloom to Davy Byrne's and the National Library.

In the evening we will be in Wynn's Hotel (7.30 p.m.) for dramatised readings from Joyce's works followed by more impromptu celebrations of the day.

Times & locations: Eccles Street (8 a.m. & 9 a.m.); Westland Row (10.30 a.m.); Joyce Statue North Earl Street (12.30 p.m.); Wynn's Hotel, Lr. Abbey Street (7.30 p.m.)

Contributions gratefully received at the end of each tour.

Tickets: Evening event is €10, tickets available on the door.

 
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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

How to Marry a Literary Genius

 
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A literary cabaret celebrating the impenetrable reputation of Ulysses, gods, goddesses and overt sexuality, inspired by a 1955 photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading the final pages of Ulysses. Joyce and Monroe brought art and infamy to their marriages. Nora Barnacle, a muse of the carnal and the feminine. Marilyn so joyously defiant of traditional inhibitions, a source of inspiration and jealousy for Arthur Miller. Joyce, the literary genius and Marilyn, the sex symbol: their dysfunctional childhoods, brushes with poverty and mental illness, their struggle with success. Their auto-destructive behaviour. With theatre scenes from Arthur Miller’s work, readings from Ulysses and musical numbers with a touch of Billy Wilder, we are popping the cork on two immortal sources of creative comic genius: James Joyce and  Marilyn Monroe. The show may challenge the censors. Costume welcome but not essential.

Price: €20 (Concession €18)

 
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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Dalkey Bloomsday Festival (15&16 June)

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A Joycean evening: on June 15 at 20.00. Begin your Joycean celebrations on the eve of Bloomsday in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre on Saturday June 15th at 20.00 hours. A team of actors will perform enlightening extracts from ‘Ulysses’, ‘Dubliners,’ A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ and more. Tenor Simon Morgan and a Soprano will be accompanied by Josh Johnston in songs that James Joyce sang or which feature in his work. Must be pre-booked. Admission is €17.50

Dalkey Schoolroom Scene: on June 16 at 15:30: The Nestor Episode from ‘Ulysses’ will be brought to life before your eyes in a memorable dramatisation featuring Mr Deasy, (Headmaster) and Stephen Dedalus (James Joyce). There are surprising Dalkey connections with Joyce which will be uncovered in the guided Joycean Walk, led by an expert Joycean Guide immediately afterwards. Must be pre-booked. Admission €15.00.

 
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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Joyce on Film: 2 Shorts: 'Land of Winter' and 'Penelope'.

 
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Tommy Creagh's award winning film Land of Winter is a new story inspired by Dubliners The Dead. A young man staggers through Dublin's cold streets hopelessly searching for a pub still serving on a dark winter's night on the brink of snowfall.

Caitríona Ní Threasaigh's film, Penelope, is an adaptation of Molly's Soliloquy from Ulysses. As Land of Winter is inspired by the final passage of Dubliners, Penelope is from the final chapter of Ulysses, probably the two most iconic and celebrated passages in all of Joyce's work. Penelope uses cinematic language to breathe new life into this famous soliloquy. Through performance poetic imagery and sound, Molly's stream of consciousness is presented in a new, refreshing way.

Both films compliment each other, giving a good range of Joycean flavours, learned audiences experiencing the material anew while those unfamiliar finding it accessible and engaging. This joint screening will be an exciting addition to the Bloomsday Festival celebrations.

Showings: 15th June at 7pm and 8pm. Each screening approx. 45 mins in duration.

Tickets: €5.50

 
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Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Joyce Walking Tour in Italian - Tour Joyce in Italiano

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Walking tour in Italian strolling up Joycean places, reading Ulysses, Dubliners and Finnegans Wake, talking about Joyce's life. The participants will receive a copy of ''Dubliners".

Tour di Dublino a piedi percorrendo i suoi luoghi, leggendo brani dall'Ulisse, Gente di Dublino e Finnegans Wake, raccontando la sua vita. In omaggio una copia di "Dubliners" .

Tickets: €12

Email: info@dubliniamo.com

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Jun
15
1:30 PM13:30

Books Upstairs celebrates Bloomsday

 
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In celebration of the work of James Joyce and Bloomsday, UCD Dramsoc will be staging a short theatrical performance of 'Telemachus', based on the first chapter of Ulysses. 

The performance is 25 minutes long and will be held in the first floor café of Books Upstairs bookshop, D'Olier Street at 1.30pm on Saturday 15th of June. This event is free entry and all are welcome!

 
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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Italian Bloomsday at the National Library of Ireland

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In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Allianz.

On 15 June at 12pm we will hostAn Italian Bloomsday’ (conversation in Italian) - a journey into the presence of James Joyce's works in Italian culture, with Stefano Bartezzaghi, Edoardo Camurri, Fabio Pedone and Enrico Terrinoni.

On Sunday 16 June at 1pm, ‘Love’s Old Sweet Songs: Italian Opera in Joyce’s Ulysses’ - a concert curated by John McCourt featuring a selection of classic Italian opera and some Irish airs and excerpts from ballad opera, central to Joyce’s Ulysses. With Ilaria Zanetti (soprano), Alessandro Cortello (tenor), and Alessandra Sagelli Caoduro (piano). Professor John McCourt (University of Macerata) will give introductions outlining the importance of the arias within Ulysses.

 
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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Bloomsday Monto Walking Tours

  • North Inner City Folklore Museum (map)
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A walk back in time through Dublin's famous red light district the Monto. Walk in Leopold Bloom's footsteps and hear Terry Fagan's facinating stories of Dublin's tenement life. Finish back in the Folklore museum for some short films and a cup of tea.

Times and dates: Sat June 15 & Sun June 16 from 11am - 1pm.

Tickets: €10

Email: follklore@eircom.net

 
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Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

'Joyce and the Law' with Frank Callanan SC

 
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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres. FLAC was set up to campaign for access to justice and 50 years on the need for access to justice has not diminished.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, FLAC will be marking Bloomsday by hosting a special lecture on ‘Joyce and the Law’ which will be given by senior counsel, historian and Joycean scholar, Frank Callanan SC. Frank Callanan SC is the author of The Parnell Split 1890-1 and of TM Healy (1996). He edited Edward Byrne’s Parnell: A Memoir (1991). He has contributed to the Dublin James Joyce Journal and Joyce Studies Annual. He is interested in Joyce’s Parnellism. He is completing a political and intellectual portrait of the Joyce who left Dublin with Nora Barnacle in October 1906.

 
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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Book launch – The Ulysses Guide: Tours Through Joyce’s Dublin (2019 edition)

 
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New Island warmly invites you to celebrate the publication of The Ulysses Guide: Tours Through Joyce's Dublin (2019 edition) by Robert Nicholson, with guest speaker Philip Mullen of the James Joyce Institute. Wine and words will be flowing. All are welcome. Start time: 6pm. Location: Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About the book: NEW edition 2019

More than just a walking guide, The Ulysses Guide: Tours Through Joyce’s Dublin provides a guide to James Joyce’s novel Ulysses by following its eighteen episodes on their original locations, and recreating the Dublin of 1904 against the background of today’s streetscape. It explains the action of the book in terms of its settings and illuminates some of the more challenging sections of Joyce’s work.

This latest edition has been updated to incorporate new additions to the landscape, such as the Spire and the James Joyce Bridge, and changes to Joycean landmarks like the Ormond Hotel, Sweny’s Pharmacy and Barney Kiernan’s pub. New research has thrown fresh light on some puzzling moments in Ulysses and challenged traditional views on Mr Deasy’s school, Bella Cohen’s reputation and Stephen’s morning whereabouts.

Robert will also be giving a free literary walking tour beforehand. This event is now booked out but please click link below if you would like to join the waitlist.

Queries: info@newisland.ie

 
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Jun
14
12:30 PM12:30

Bloomsday in the Monto

  • Eileen McLoughlin Park (Liberty Park) (map)
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Relive Joyce's walk through the Monto, Dublin’s old red light district. This lunch time event will feature comedy theater, extracts from Ulysses, and music and songs of the era. Afternoon tea is provided. Kiddies area for under 5’s with ponies, sweets and games of the era. All free of charge and all are welcome! Mobile costume unit with suggested donation for animal rescue.

Finish off your visit with a trip to the North Inner City Folklore museum, or sign up for one of Terry Fagan’s walking tours. Come celebrate North Inner City Style!

Please contact:

Irene Crawley at management@hopehandson.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer, or take part in the community theater.

This event is organized by HOPE community project, a charity in the North Inner City and funded by the NEIC, support by Dublin City Council.

 
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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

'Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again' - Sold Out

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Heaney once said that the English language itself is opened “like an accordion…at the hands of a musician” in Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses.

Join us for a special Bloomsday Festival tour of ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ as our guides explain some interesting connections with James Joyce, give you an insight into Heaney’s life and show early drafts of his work. Entry to exhibit is via Westmoreland Street entrance.

Booking: 14 - 15 June @ 11am, free but ticketed.
Unfortunately these tours are now Sold Out.

 
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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Rejoyce'N'Art Exhibition

 
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“In our own words, Art draws you out of yourself”.

Shine - Dublin Resource Centre, and located at 13 Belvedere Court, is holding an open day on Friday 14th of June to display various works produced by men and women in the process of recovery from mental ill-health. Shine was founded as The Lucia Foundation and named after James Joyce's daughter Lucia who lived with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Information: Doors will be open between 11am and 3pm on Frday 14th June. This is a free event.

Running alongside their Open Day on June 14th, an exhibition of art will be displayed by men and women in recovery from mental ill-health. The week-long exhibition in Charleville Mall Library in Dublin 1 and will run from 10th - 15th June.

 
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Jun
14
to Jun 16

Bloomsday Villages across Dublin City

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Community spirit is what makes the Bloomsday Festival so special for many Dubliners, who cherish the chance to celebrate their city’s most famous writer in the company of neighbours and visitors alike.

This year, Dublin City Council in conjunction with these communities have planned a stellar line-up of activities in Beggars Bush, Harold’s Cross, Merrion Square, Portobello, Rathgar, Rathmines,  Sandymount and Terenure. Have a look at the full schedule and join in the fun this Bloomsday.


Terenure 

Event organised in partnership with the Evergreen Club 

Bloomsday Tea Dance: 14 June | 2pm | The Evergreen Centre, 70 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W 

Don your Edwardian garb and dance along to the music of Past Times at this event for older people.


Beggars Bush

Event organised in partnership with Gráinne O’Kelly and BADRA

The Citizens’ Breakfast: 16 June | 10.30am & 3pm | Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4

Lively promenade performance with delicious breakfast bites to eat on the Shelbourne Road, around Beggars Bush and in Slattery’s pub.

There are two performances 10:30am and 3pm. Tickets €14.73.

Click here for 10.30am tickets.

Click here for 3pm tickets.


Harold’s Cross

Events organised in partnership with Harold’s Cross Village Community Council

Ulysses Goes Wild in Harold’s Cross Park: 16 June | 5pm | Noshington Café, Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

 Nature tour with RTÉ and TV3 star Éanna Ní Lamhna inspired by the ‘marriage of trees’ from the ‘Cyclops’ episode of Ulysses.

Seven Scenes from Ulysses: 16 June | 6pm | Noshington Café, Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6

 Watch Ulysses come to life on the streets of Harold’s Cross in the company of characters from the book.


Merrion Square

Event organised in partnership with Merrion Square Artists Association

Ulysses Goes Wild in Merrion Square: 16 June |1pm | Defence Forces Memorial, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Nature tour in this charming Georgian Square with RTÉ and TV3 star Éanna Ní Lamhna inspired by the ‘marriage of trees’ from the ‘Cyclops’ episode of Ulysses.


Portobello

Event organised in partnership with Portobello Residents Group

Ulysses Goes Wild along the Grand Canal: 16 June | 3pm | Portobello Harbour, Portobello, Dublin 8.

Nature tour with RTÉ and TV3 star Éanna Ní Lamhna inspired by the ‘marriage of trees’ from the ‘Cyclops’ episode of Ulysses.

Seven Scenes from Ulysses: 16 June | 4pm | Portobello Harbour, Portobello, Dublin 8.   

Portobello is immortalised in Ulysses with Leopold Bloom’s house and birthplace set on Upper Clanbrassil Street. Watch Ulysses come to life on the streets of Portobello.


Rathgar

Events organised in partnership with Rathgar Traders & Community

A Literary and Historical Tour of Rathgar: 16 June | 11am | Herzog Park, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Join author and historian Ged Walsh for a tour around Rathgar, the birthplace of James Joyce, to learn about the area’s rich history and connections to Ulysses.


Rathmines

Event organised in partnership with Rathmines Fair in the Square

Fair in the Bloomin’ Square: 16 June | 11am- 5pm | Belgrave Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Fun for all the family in the park with live music, dog show, picnic, games, yoga, art and lots more to help celebrate Bloomsday!

Seven Scenes from Ulysses: 16 June | 2pm | Mortons, Dunville Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

Enjoy a walk to Belgrave Square as you watch Ulysses come alive in the company of Leopold Bloom and other characters from the book.


Sandymount

Events organised in conjunction with the Iris Charles Centre and Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association.

Bloomsday Breakfast: 16 June | 10am | €15 | Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Traditional Bloomsday Breakfast and entertainment at the Iris Charles Centre. For tickets, call Claire to book on +353 87 236 8548

Bloomsday on the Green: 16 June | 1pm | Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Join a host of Joycean characters for recitals, music, theatre, dance and kidneys!

 
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Self guided visit of GPO Witness History - Modern Irish History

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What was bubbling under the surface in Bloom's Dublin around 1904? Come in and visit GPO Witness History and get to know more of the political and social forces in play that appear in Ulysses; as Leopold would have experienced on the streets of Dublin. Bring your boater hat or mention Bloomsday festival at the desk and you will receive a 15% discount off the normal ticket - self guided visit.

 
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