Some Ideas for Bloomsday in Dublin

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It’s bursting with events…

We are delighted that our first events have been going extremely well at Bloomsday Towers and events are selling out every day. 

Here is a simple, extensive overview of all the events happening on Saturday, 16th June, which might still have tickets left or require no booking.

There are plenty of Bloomsday Breakfasts at iconic locations around Dublin



8am, theatrical tour, Eccles Street

Bloomsday at the James Joyce Tower and Museum

8am-5pm, free, no booking required, Sandycove Point, Sandycove


Bloomsday Breakfast in Ranelagh

9am, Ranelagh Arts Centre



10am, theatrical tour, opposite Pearse Street Station, Westland Row


Bloomsday Breakfast in Sandymount

10am, Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Avenue, Sandymount


Bloomsday Readings with Paddy O’Dwyer and Ronan Sheehan

10am, Leeson Street Barbers, 14 Leeson Street Upper


Bloomsday Breakfast and Tour at Howth Castle
10am & 12pm, Howth Castle, Howth

Bloomsday Brunch

10am, Canal Bank Cafe, 146 Leeson Street Upper


The Abbey Theatre present: Staging Joyce



Pat Liddy’s Walking Tour

10.30am, meeting point – opposite The Gate Theatre on Parnell Square


The Citizen’s Breakfast (with walking tour and theatre)

10.30am & 3pm, Shelbourne Road, Beggars Bush

Bloomsday at Sweny’s Pharmacy

Breakfast in Kennedy’s Pub across the road from 10.30am and then celebrations from 12pm, Lincoln Place 1


Walk with Mr Bloom this Bloomsday

11am, meeting point – GPO, O’Connell Street


Sceptre’s Bloomsday

11am, Ranelagh Arts Centre


A Journey to Relish, Breakfast and Tour at EPIC Ireland Emigration Museum

11am, breakfast at Bakehouse, CHQ


Lord Mayor’s Coach, Readings & Music at Mansion House

11am-4pm, Mansion House, Dawson Street


Glasnevin Cemetery

11.30 Re-enactment of Hades episode (Bloomsday Breakfasts available in the Cafe)

The James Joyce Room at Bewley’s

Lunch Time

Bloomsday on the Green – music, theatre, readings etc.

12pm, Sandymount Green


The Three Graces of the Dublin Musical World

12-1pm, St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row


Selfie with James Joyce Wax figure and 20% off for Wax Museum

12-3pm, Wax Museum, West Moreland Street, Discount code ‘Bloomsday2018’


Bloomsday Readings at Hodges Figgis

12-4pm, Dawson Street


Joyced!, Ulysses – A Beginner’s Guide and Jazz Brunch

12-5pm, Bewley’s Cafe, Grafton Street



12.15pm, North Earl Street


Drawing on Joyce: Bloomsday 2018 at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

12 noon – 5pm

(Fiona Lucia Garry, the Caintairi Avondale Choir and the RDS Jazz Singers Choir performance from 2pm)


Strolling through Ulysses

1pm & 7pm, The Dropping Well, Classon’s Bridge, Milltown


Ulysses Goes Wild Nature Tour with Eanna Ni Lamhna

1pm, Kiosk, Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh

Molly & Nora – Readings at Belvedere House 2-3.30pm


Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre

2pm, Matinee

Bloomsday at the Olivier


Seven Scenes from Ulysses

2pm, Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh


Dublin Ulysses Tour

2pm from Palace Bar, Fleet Street


Molly & Nora – Bloomsday Readings at Belvedere

2-3.30pm, Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street


Pat Liddy Bloomsday Walking Tour

2.30pm, meeting point – opposite The Gate Theatre, Parnell Square

 An Italian Bloomsday: Joycean Songs in English, Irish and italian
3pm, National Library, Kildare Street

Sceptre’s Bloomsday

3pm, performance, Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh

Moments of Joyce Festival 2018

3pm, Duke Street Gallery 

Molly at Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

3pm, Bewley’s, Grafton Street


Ulysses Goes Wild Nature Tour with Eanna Ni Lamhna

3pm, Kiosk, 116B Orwell Road, Rathgar


Bloomsday Readings & Songs with Novelist Peter Murphy

3pm Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street


Dalkey School Room Scene

3.30pm, Dalkey Castle


Seven Scenes from Ulysses

4.30pm, The Vintry, 102 Rathgar Road, Rathgar


Ulysses Goes Wild Nature Tour with Eanna Ni Lamhna

5pm, Harold’s Cross Park, Harold’s Cross


Back to the Gaff Book Launch at Icon Factory

5-8pm, Icon Factory, 3 Aston Place, Temple Bar

Bella Cohen’s Bloomsday Blowout Cabaret at Twenty-Two, 8pm



Nighttown at Red Bank Wine Tavern

Evening & Night, Red Bank Wine Tavern, Duke Street


A Play on Ulysses Blackrock

6-7pm, The Cross in Blackrock Village

Bloom – Screening & Q&A

6pm, IFI, Eustace Street, Temple Bar

Ulysses at Abbey Theatre

7.30pm, Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower


Balloonatics – Humid Nightblue Fruit, readings from Dubliners

7.30pm, Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square


Exiled by Umbrella Theatre Company at 36 Teachers Club

8pm, 36 Parnell Square West

The Many Voices of Joyce

8pm, Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West

Ulysses: An Opera
8pm, Dublin Unitarian Church

Bella Cohen’s Bloomsday Blowout

8pm, Twenty Two Dublin, 22 South Anne Street (Bar is open from 5pm and After Party)


Droolysses by Senan Moloney

9pm, The Leeson Lounge, 148 Leeson Street Upper

We hope there is something for everyone in there. Please book any ticketed events in advance, so you don’t miss out. We wish you a very Happy Bloomsday!