What’s on: Bloomsday in Dublin and Cork

Kidney breakfasts, readings, walks and bike tours to celebrate James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Children playing during an event in Dublin to mark the start of the 2016 Bloomsday Festival.Photograph: Dave Meehan

Children playing during an event in Dublin to mark the start of the 2016 Bloomsday Festival.Photograph: Dave Meehan

 

The sheep kidney breakfasts might be sold out but there’s still plenty of ticketed, free and fringe events to attend this Bloomsday.

Blooming Ulysses: a one man stage adaptation of Ulysses that invites the audience to accompany Leopold Bloom on his walk around Dublin. Bewley’s Café Theatre at Powerscourt. Jun 13-18 1pm €8-€12 (lunch €4) bewleyscafetheatre.com

Strolling Through Ulysses: a 70-minute stage show focusing on the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses. The International Bar, 7pm. eventbrite.ie

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Jimmy Fay’s well-regarded production of Joyce’s most accessible novel. Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Jun 16-17 8pm €18/€14 paviliontheatre.ie

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman: Pulitzer Prize winner Chabon and New York Times bestseller Waldman will join Rick O’Shea in Joyce’s alma mater Belvedere College to discuss Ulysses. 7.30pm, tickets €20 bloomsdayfestival.ie

Bloomsday readings: An Afternoon of songs, readings and performances from Ulysses led by journalist and broadcaster Keelin Shanley in Dublin’s Temple Bar. Meeting House Square 3pm, free, no booking required

James Joyce Centre: Readings and performances from Joyce’s work will take place from 2pm and anyone going along is encouraged to dress up. 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

Bloomsday in Ranelagh: Events are taking place in the Dublin suburb of Ranelagh all day and include breakfasts, readings and in-depth talks.

Bike rides: Two bike tours start from the Tramyard in Dalkey at 11am and 6pm. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and costs €20.

Cork:

Joyce on film: Shem the Penman explored the fabled friendship between Joyce and tenor John McCormack. Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork City, 3.45pm and 8.30pm

Bloomsday at De Barra: An afternoon of readings, anecdotes and song from Ulysses with a selection of Joycean food. Clonakilty, 12.30pm