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Bloomsday in Ringsend

The Ringsend & District Historical Society is proud to present Bloomsday in Ringsend on 15-16 June 2024. We have several events throughout Ringsend that are free and open to the public. Ringsend is where James Joyce and Nora Barnacle had their first date on June 16th, 1904 — the date on which Ulysses is set. What better way to celebrate Bloomsday than to spend it where it all began!

 

Day One: Saturday, June 15th  

11 am – Ringsend Library (45mins) 

Lecture by the DCC Historian in Residence Cormac Moore 

‘The Life of Constance Markievicz’ 

 

12 noon (45mins) 

Walking Tour with Eddie Bohan 

‘In The Footsteps of Joyce 1904’ 

Departs & Ends Ringsend Library 

 

1.30 pm (45mins) 

Bus Tour courtesy of the Big Bus Open Top 

Tour takes in Sandymount Strand, The Green and Irishtown.  

 

3 pm – Ringsend Library 

Outdoor Ballad /Folk Session 

 

Day Two: Sunday, June 16th  

10.30 am – Horse & Carriage Parade to Ringsend Park, Departing Thorncastle Street 

Tour Route : Irishtown Road, Pembroke Street, Strasburg Terrace with a Ulysess performance, Ringsend Park, return via Caroline Row, Fitzwilliam Street to the RICC Centre 

 The event will feature the unveiling of a plaque and seat dedicated to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle commemorating their first date with thanks to Dublin City Council.

 

12.30 pm – RICC Centre 

The Bloomsday Brunch 

Live Music, Food & Period Dress 

Open to All 

 

4 pm – CYMS Hall, Ringsend 

The Writers Adventure – ‘Remembering Ringsend’ 

Short Story & Poetry Prize Presentation.  

Books Tokens (€200, €100 & €75) Awarded courtesy of Savvi, Irishtown 

Music & End of the Festival

 

When
  • 15 - 16 June, 2024
11:00 am6:00 pm

Where
Free

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