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Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery

  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Finglas Rd Finglas, County Dublin Ireland (map)

On 16 June, 1904 Glasnevin Cemetery was the venue for the funeral of the fictional Paddy Dignam, attended by Joyce’s protagonist Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. This is just one of the cemetery’s many links to Joyce's life and writing, from authors who inspired him, to the final resting place of his parents. For Bloomsday 2017 Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will be hosting a full programme of events throughout the day, with a special Joycean breakfast and lunch in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum's Tower Café, re-enactments and readings from the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses, and a Joycean walking tour of Glasnevin that will explore the life, times and imagination of this greatest of Irish writers (booking essential). Visitors in Joycean costume are especially welcome.