Dublin Tourism: Bloomsday celebration will attract tourists from all over the world to Ireland

Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dublin’s 2019 Bloomsday celebrations will include an eclectic mix of activities from poetry and pub crawls to breakfasts and burlesque shows.  Dublin, a UNESCO city of literature, will honour the genius of James Joyce in its annual Bloomsday celebrations from 11–16 June, 2019. The festival recalls Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in Joyce’s renowned novel Ulysses, which follows the life and thoughts of its anti-hero, Leopold Bloom, for 24 hours.



Every year Dublin welcomes thousands of Joyce admirers from around the world, who come to follow in Bloom’s footsteps and join the citywide celebrations. Although a literary festival, Bloomsday is not confined to book readings and lectures but spills out into the streets of Dublin in true Irish style.



Dressing in the fashion of the period is one way of getting into the swing of Bloomsday and the city will be full of Joyce enthusiasts sporting their finest Edwardian garb.



Eating a Bloomsday Breakfast while listening to readings and recitations is a must, as is a visit to key locations in the book including Sweny’s Chemist, where Bloom bought lemon soap. The shop is now a fascinating time capsule, surviving since 1847 with all its original fixtures and fittings.



Walking tours follow Bloom’s journey around Dublin, while the popular Joycean pub crawl visits the watering holes he frequented and presents the opportunity to discuss all things Joyce over a few pints of porter.



This year’s Bloomsday Interview is with Senator David Norris, one of Ireland’s leading Joyce scholars, which will take place in Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College.



Among the 2019 festival highlights are musical and theatrical performances that reinterpret and extend the Ulysses experience.



The Poetry Brothel presents an immersive literary cabaret nightclub experience, while BLOOMINAUSCHWITZ is a new theatrical adventure for Bloom that mixes clownish antics with high drama, rich stories and powerful imagery.



There is also a lively fringe programme including a number of music and drama performances at the Martello Tower in Sandycove, where the novel opens, and which is now the James Joyce Tower and Museum.



In a city of storytellers, the 2019 Bloomsday theme is aptly ‘What’s your story?‘. The festival organisers are encouraging everyone to share their own Bloomsday story this year to deepen the Bloomsday experience and strengthen the bonds between the devotees of this great masterpiece.



Related Posts

Tags: , , ,

(No Like Yet)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 16 global-hotels-resorts 2019
  • 19 uzakrota London 2019
  • 20 sahic 2019
  • 20 seatradecruis 2019
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 21 TheHotelShowSaudiArabia 2019
  • 22 Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019
  • 22 DRT SHOW India 2019
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 22 summitasia 2019
  • 22 TTME 2019
  • 23 PTM 2019
  • 30 PATA


    1. SAHIC

      September 16 - September 17

      September 17 - September 19

      September 17 - September 19
    4. TAAPE

      September 19 - September 21
    5. IITM Delhi

      September 20 - September 22
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com