Bloomsday in the Greater Dublin Area

Howth
Bloomsday Breakfast tickets on sale in aid of Howth RNLI.

Bloomsday Breakfast will be held on Saturday 16 June in Howth Yacht Club at 11am in aid of Howth RNLI.

Celebrations will begin with the arrival of Molly Bloom on a horse and cart. Guests will toast James Joyce with Prosecco. The Ulysses inspired menu features a full Irish breakfast, Gorgonzola cheese and Burgundy. Entertainment includes readings from Ulysses, including Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy and performances of some of Thomas Moore’s Irish melodies which feature in Joyce’s work.

It is fitting to celebrate Bloomsday in Howth as it is where Leopold Bloom proposed to Molly. Howth is also home to one of the busiest RNLI lifeboat stations in Ireland.

‘Howth and the RNLI go hand in hand, organisers of the breakfast are all from sailing families’, according to Jackie Revill one of the organisers.

Rose Michael, Howth RNLI Fundraising Chairperson, explained how donations will be used, ‘Your generosity will ensure that our lifeboat crews go to sea with the best equipment available to ensure their safety when saving lives at sea. Your donations will be put to the RNLI Howth Lifejacket fund for new state-of-the-art lifejackets for our volunteer crew. The new lifejackets are fitted with water-activated emergency lights and pockets for day and night distress flares’.

Last year was the inaugural year, and it is hoped that it will become an annual event. There will be prizes for the best dressed Gentleman and Lady. Guests are welcome to wear period costume if they wish.

Tickets cost €25 and are available from Jackie Revill 086 315 2074 or Rose Michael 087 255 2726.

Monkstown
This is a comic adaptation of the novel that follows Bloom from Breakfast to Bed.
A large section is from the Cyclops episode where Bloom meets the Citizen in Barney Kiernans Pub. The show is performed by Gerry Farrell whose portrayal of Joyce’s works has been hailed throughout Ireland and the USA.

He has completed two invited tours of the USA with Yale University as hosts way back in 1987 and the Irish American Cultural Institute in 2000 where he delighted audiences with lectures on the comedy to be found in Joyce’s work.

This new adaptation is guaranteed to delight novice and expert alike.

Bloomsday June 16th at 8PM

Where:
Culturlann na hEireann
32 Belgrave Square,
Monkstown,
Dublin

To Book Contact Frankie Barrett on 087 9915400 or check out the Alzheimer’s Society Ireland facebook page for more details

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