Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Bloomsday
June 16th is Bloomsday. I did not know what that meant when I first heard of it. Once I’d heard there was a festival and events, however, I clearly had to find out what it was about.
It is a very Dublin-specific holiday, although it is celebrated other places as well. June 16th is the day James Joyce’s Ulysses takes place, with Leopold Bloom walking through Dublin. You can learn more about Bloomsday and why June 16th was significant to Joyce from the James Joyce Centre
There are plenty of events going on, starting Thursday the 14th through the weekend- festivals, guided tours following Leopold’s journey, tours of significant areas for Joyce, reading and discussions. See some of the events scheduled here
Not in Dublin over the next weekend? Don’t worry- you can take a tour following Leopold’s footsteps year round with Darcy’s Dublin Walks