For those of you who claim to be enthusiasts of Irish Literature its worth noting that it’s approaching that time of year again when people don funny spectacles, hats and costumes in many parts of Dublin City to mark Bloomsday on June 16th.
James Joyce (1882 – 1941) is one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers. His most famous work, Ulysses (1922), is based on Homer’s The Odyssey. It follows the movements of Leopold Bloom through a single day on June 16th, 1904.
Indeed it is not just the day itself that is observed annually – there is a Bloomsday Festival which runs from June 11th to 16th and Bloomsday is celebrated by Joyceans across the globe with readings, performances, re-enactments, and a host of other events. You can check out all programmed events on their website by clicking on the link below