Happy Bloomsday!James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, was set entirely on this day in 1904 in Dublin, Ireland, following the travails of Leopold Bloom. Joyce fans widely celebrate this day as Bloomsday with readings from the book, dramatizations and pub-crawls.
|Bloonsday Festival, Dublin|
June 16, 2008
Tami and I celebrated Bloomsday in this fashion on June 16th, 2008 in Dublin.
We enjoyed the festival and a pint at the Brazen Head which Joyce was know to frequent.
|Bernie and Tami celebrating Bloomsday at the Brazen Head...|
Ireland's oldest pub... established in 1198 AD.
|Janes Joyce |
"Corley, at the first go-off, was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing a bloody tart off the street. There was a dosshouse in Marlborough street, Mrs Maloney's, but it was only a tanner touch and full of undesirables but M'Conachie told him you got a decent enough do in the Brazen Head over in Winetavern street..."