Bloomsday Bus Tours and Walking Tours

On Bloomsday this year Joycean visitors hopped aboard the Bloomsday Bus for a whistle-stop Joycean sightseeing tour around “Dear Dirty Dublin”. They were whisked around for a 2 ½  hour tour of some of the city’s key Joycean landmarks in the company of our local guide, who kept them informed and entertained during their explorations […]

Bloomsday Breakfasts and Afternoon Teas

James Joyce’s Ulysses features what is perhaps one of the most famous breakfasts in literature, the fried pork kidney enjoyed by Leopold Bloom in the ‘Calypso’ episode of the novel. Over the years, the Bloomsday Breakfast has become one of the festival’s most established traditions. This year, on the morning of June 16th, The James […]

Bloomsday 2019

The Bloomsday Festival is Dublin’s week long literary street carnival that celebrates James Joyce’s iconic novel Ulysses. 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 […]

Strolling Through Ulysses

On the Eve of Bloomsday, for the next instalment in our series of Bloomsday Festival Week afternoon performances, visitors were treated to “Strolling Through Ulysses,” a 75-minute romp through Joyce’s famous novel. Written and performed by Robert Gogan, ‘Strolling Through Ulysses!’ unlocks the great masterpiece, bringing the characters to life and unravelling its mysteries in […]

Of Thyme and Rosemary

Yesterday for our afternoon performance, visitors enjoyed an informal rehearsed reading of the one-act play ‘Of Thyme and Rosemary’, a conversation between James Joyce and Marcel Proust. The authors first met on 18 May 1922 at a private dinner party at the Hotel Majestic in Paris.  Among the guests were fellow icons of Modernism Diaghilev, […]