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.
& he Church Bar & Restaurant, Mary Street, Dublin 1,
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…
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.
Caitriona Ni Threasaigh (left) and Mary Pat Moloney playing “The Washerwomen” from Finnegans Wake in Sandycove, Co Dublin.
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….