Tag Archives: Bloomsday

Poetry Brothel Dublin tweets:

Join the Poetry Brothel this Bloomsday eve for Midnight Mass in the bowels of a former eighteenth-century church. Traverse the guilty and shameful pleasures of Joyce’s mind to find solace and liberation in the sensuality of the arts.

Steady on.

 & he Church Bar & Restaurant, Mary Street, Dublin 1, 

Book tickets here.

This morning.

North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

James Joyce played by actor John Shelvin celebrates the annual Bloomsday Breakfast at the James Joyce Center marking June 16, 1904 the day in which the events of Ulysses take place.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews


The Bloomsday Messenger bike rally gets underway this morning.

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Last night.

The Liquor Rooms, Wellington Quay, Dublin

Eamonn Farrell writes:

 After a Bloomsday of big breakfasts, celebrity readings, gentle strolls through Dublin City, sidewalk lunches in Sandycove and Burgundy wines and Gorgonzola cheese, punters got down to the real business of the day, as night descended with a visit to the Poetry Brothel in ‘Nighttown\.

The Bloomsday After-Party transformed the Liquor Rooms into a late night, early morning, Nighttown Brothel scene, with ladies of the night, writers, poets, artists, radicals and performers, all kept in disorder by master of ceremonies, John Farrell [pic 6].

According to Mr. Farrell, the Brothel experience restores a sense of intimacy and fun in poetry and is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon with satellite poetry brothels in Paris, Barcelona, New Orleans and Portland.

This was the first time in Dublin and hoping to become a regular feature of Bloomsday, the event was themed on Bloom and Stephen’s sojourn into Dublin’s once notorious red light district…

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews


This morning.

Sandymount Green, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Telly’s Bryan Dobson with James Joyce lookalike Paul Kennedy and Graham Wilkinson (in formal attire) at the launch of the 23rd annual Brennan’s Bloomsday James Joyce Bike Rally.

The rally has  raised over €873,00 for the Irish Youth Foundation community and voluntary groups through the country

In fairness..

Brennan’s Bloomsday Messenger Rally (Brennan’s)




A brace of Molly Blooms celebrating Bloomsday in Dublin city and Sandycove, Co Dublin.

From top: Eileen Fennell and Maragaret Toomey; Georgina and Olive Heffernan; Eileen and Margaret; Clery’s customer Donna Cooney; Georgina and Olive (left) with Millie; Sabrina Joyce a great grandniece of James Joyce and daughter Aimeilla at  the Bloomsday Breakfast in the James Joyce Centre on North Great Georges Street Dublin; Afric Wall at the Bloomsday Festival in Meeting House Square, Dublin; unidentified at Meeting House Square; Jim and Breda Carroll.



This afternoon

Caitriona Ni Threasaigh (left) and Mary Pat Moloney playing “The Washerwomen” from Finnegans Wake in Sandycove, Co Dublin.

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

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This morning.

Breakfast at the  James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1 to celebrate Bloomsday featuring David Norris, singing and Joyce cosplaying.

Second pic: Sabrina Joyce a great grandniece of James Joyce holds her 10 month old daughter Aimeila. Third pic: Shelli Whitfeld  and Julien Bane.

Pics: Ruth Medjber



Senator David Norris and Green Party Dublin City Councillor Claire Byrne, third from left, with  unidentified Joyceans at the St Andrew’s Resource Centre on Pearse Street in Dublin this morning.

Via Claire Byrne



At 1.10pm today.

A group of actors will feed seagulls at O’Connell Bridge/bachelor‘s Walk.

Ned O’Sullivan is not welcome

At It Again




This morning.

Pearse Station, Dublin

Mattress Mick reading James Joyce’s Ulysses to unidentified straw-hatted model in bed on Platform 1.

Best June 16 ever.

Pic: Ianród Éireann

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This morning.

Merrion Row , Dublin

The Bloomsday Bike charity Messenger Rally winds its way through Dublin 2.

Thanks Jimmy The Head.


3Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin

Third pic via Stephen O’Leary



Tuesday, June 16

The Useful infographic.

Ciaran writes:

Information designer Aimée Stewart designed this infographic to help make Ulysses more accessible for the annual Bloomsday pub crawls pilgrimage.

Aimeé overlaid an animated narrative onto a map of the city as described in the novel. 18 chapters, colour coded, beginning at Martello Tower [Sandycove, Co Dublin]. Or skip straight to Davy Byrne’s [Duke Street, Dublin] for a glass of burgundy and a gorgonzola sandwich….

Larger swanky version here

Aimeé Stewart