Bloomsday Festival 2019
The Bloomsday Festival, celebrating James Joyce's iconic novel Ulysses, returns to the capital from June 11 - 16th 2019.
Enjoy an action-packed schedule with festival highlights including delicious Bloomsday breakfasts, pub crawls, walking tours through Joyce’s Dublin, and lively literary cabaret. The week of the festival is filled with thought-provoking interviews and contemporary theatre, art and music inspired by Joyce.
Joyce is known for writing about life’s intimate moments. When Ulysses was published, some thought it obscene and unreadable. Joyce responded “if Ulysses isn’t fit to read, then life isn’t fit to live”. This year we are toasting life and the continuing power that Joyce’s writings have to excite and inspire.
On 16th June 1954, a group of friends set out across Dublin to recreate Ulysses. They travelled in a horse and carriage, reading the story aloud to each other and re-living the book. Ever since then, Dubliners have created their own Bloomsday traditions.
Festival Events include:
For the full list of events check out the Bloomsday Festival Programme