Dublin celebrates Joyce's epic novel Ulysses with a week of events across the city
A relatively recent addition to the events calendar, the Bloomsday traditions were started by a group of James Joyce fans in 1954 to remember the day their hero first took his wife Nora on an outing in 1904 and the day that provided the setting for the epic masterpiece of the brilliant irish writer, Ulysses. The tradition that has been established involves participants visiting the scenes also visited by the writers' protagonist, Leopold Bloom. Dressed in Edwardian costume, people go on a huge crawl around the pubs mentioned whilst periodically listening to poetry readings, novel extracts and other literary gems along the way. Go along, enjoy the atmosphere or become aquainted with Joyce's inspirations on one of the guided walks on the day.