Bloomsday Festival 2023 in DLR

Get ready for a week of excitement and celebration at the Bloomsday Festival! From 12 to 18 June, a variety of events and activities to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. Enjoy live music, theatrical performances, and delicious food and drink as we celebrate the legacy of James Joyce and his masterpiece, Ulysses.

Here is the list of events:

1) Rejoyce in Joyce - Blooms Day Walks & Talks at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre – 15th & 16th June 2023.

Take the DART from Dublin city to Dalkey station.

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2) Bloomsday Festival Programme 2023: James Joyce Tower & Museum - 14th – 18th June 2023

Take the DART from Dublin city to Sandycove/Glasthule station.

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3) Bloomsday Quiz: Thursday 15 June, 6.30pm - Dundrum library
To book, email dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or Tel (01) 298 5000 Bloomsday, the annual celebration of Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, is a fine day to remind yourself of his genius.

Join us this Bloomsday Eve to test your Joycean knowledge!

Take the Green Line LUAS from Dublin city to Dundrum station

4) A Play on Ulysses: Bloomsday at Blackrock Shopping Centre, Blackrock Village, Co Dublin.
A 20 strong cast put on a fully dramatized adaptation of Ulysses compressed into 80 action filled minutes of drama, comedy, song and dance.

Take the DART from Dublin city to Blackrock station

A free non ticketed event. Friday, 16 June, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

5) Blooms Day Celebrations: Glasthule, Co Dublin. 16th June 2023

Secretly tucked away in the cosy ULYSSES villages of Sandycove/ Glasthule the epic tale will be celebrated in true tradition on Friday 16th June from early morn with the hoisting of the flag on the Joyce Martello Tower followed by “Breakfasts of Giblets, stuffed hearts, crumbed livers and lambs kidneys smelling of urine”. Well that is simply an extract from the novel!

The day continues with costumes worn in memory of Leopold and Molly Bloom. Glasses of Burgundy with Gorgonzola abound from Peter Caviston’s Emporium to The New Sandycove Yard to Charles Fitzgerald’s to Mitchell’s for a Rosé or a Green Spot and adding in a mug of Good old Dublin Coddle.

Readings and live music throughout the day. After years of lock down, this is an opening Festival not to be missed...celebs will abound as ever.

Click here for the Bloomsday Brochure

Take the DART from Dublin city to Sandycove/Glasthule station

6) Blooms Day Bike Ride: Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 16th June 2023
Join local lady Cathy for a Bike tour along the coast to visit notable stops featured in Joyces Ulysses.  

A prize for the best dressed Blooms Day cyclist!

Take the DART from Dublin city to Dun Laoghaire station

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