Bloomsday

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President Michael D Higgins hosts a Bloomsday garden party where John Shevlin immersed himself in the character James Joyce. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The graves of a moneylender, drowned solicitor and murdered under secretary were just three stops along an annual Bloomsday tour of Glasnevin Cemetery(...)

James Joyce - It is said he wrote Finnegans Wake  to “keep the critics busy for 300 years”. It’s keeping   mathematicians busy too. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Tomorrow we celebrate Bloomsday, the day of action in Ulysses. Most of us regard Joyce’s singular book as a masterpiece, even if we have not read it. (...)

Joyceans in full bloom at Glasnevin Cemetery. Pictured were actors: Louis O’Byrne who plays Martin Cunningham, Jim O’ Keeffe, who plays Jack Power, Blaise Reid who plays Narrator/ Cab Driver, Val O’ Donnell character of Simon Dedalus, Michael Carolan, Bloom’s Narrator, Ian Blackmore who plays Leopold Bloom. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

You couldn’t move in Glasnevin cemetery’s cafe without coming eye to eye with a plate of liver or a Gorgonzola sandwich. Yes, Bloomsday was in full sw(...)

Participants in the Bloomsday World Record attempt which took place outside Dunphy’s pub, George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leopold Bloom may have eaten “with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls”, but the Ulysses fans gathered for a special Bloomsday breakfast at th(...)

Looking from the James Joyce tower at Sandycove, Co. Dublin, across Dublin bay, the “bowl of bitter waters”, as it is described in Ulysses, to Howth. Photograph: Eric Luke

The week-long festival into which Bloomsday has grown, peaks tomorrow on June 16th – your actual Bloom’s Day itself.At the James Joyce Centre on North(...)