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# bloomsday - This year 2022

Poll: Have you read any James Joyce?
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# James Joyce

Poll: Have you read any James Joyce?

Jun 16th 2022, 10:21 AM 23,388 Views 45 Comments

Bloomsday is set to be celebrated with both in-person and online events this year

# bloomsday - Last year 2021

Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you read Ulysses?

Jun 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 20,880 Views 39 Comments

This year’s Bloomsday Festival will run all week with most events accessible online.

# bloomsday - All time

Poll: Have you ever read any James Joyce?
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# Bloomsday

Poll: Have you ever read any James Joyce?

Jun 16th 2020, 8:14 AM 22,887 Views 49 Comments

Bloomsday will be celebrated a bit differently this year.

'It's normal people before Normal People': Celebrate Bloomsday with a mammoth Ulysses broadcast
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# Zoomsday

'It's normal people before Normal People': Celebrate Bloomsday with a mammoth Ulysses broadcast

Jun 14th 2020, 11:00 AM 13,089 Views 12 Comments

RTÉ will be broadcasting a 30-hour-long production of Ulysses to mark a socially distanced Bloomsday.

Quiz: How well do you know James Joyce?
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# Bloomsday

Quiz: How well do you know James Joyce?

Jun 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 30,763 Views 30 Comments

Bloomsday is going to look very different this year.

The Irish For: A Bloomsday Breakfast with extra Subh Milis on Father’s Day 2019
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# Column

The Irish For: A Bloomsday Breakfast with extra Subh Milis on Father’s Day 2019

Jun 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,230 Views 5 Comments

In some ways, it is serendipitous that these two events should happen on the same Sunday, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From Taylor Swift to James Joyce: Here's what's happening this weekend
# Something For The Weekend
# Something For The Weekend

From Taylor Swift to James Joyce: Here's what's happening this weekend

Jun 16th 2018, 8:30 AM 12,333 Views 3 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce
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# Bloomsday

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce

Jun 16th 2018, 8:30 AM 7,554 Views 3 Comments

Meet Dublin’s go-to James Joyce lookalike.

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses
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# Bloomsday

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses

Jun 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 8,024 Views 17 Comments

Happy Bloomsday.

Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here's your Bloomsday 2016 event guide
# James Joyce
# James Joyce

Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here's your Bloomsday 2016 event guide

Jun 13th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,847 Views 3 Comments

We look at the events celebrating James Joyce’s Ulysses, running from today until Thursday.

David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is 'absolute rubbish'
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# Bloomsday

David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is 'absolute rubbish'

Jun 16th 2015, 11:55 AM 17,077 Views 28 Comments

“If you’re bored or confused, forget about it, move on.”

6 emotions people who haven't read Ulysses experience on Bloomsday
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From The Daily Edge
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6 emotions people who haven't read Ulysses experience on Bloomsday

Jun 16th 2015, 11:54 AM 3,365 Views 1 Comment

It’s an emotional rollercoaster.

David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'
# Beyond Bloomsday
# Beyond Bloomsday

David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'

Jun 16th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,479 Views 19 Comments

This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.

These giant purple slugs are invading California beaches (some people have mistaken them for human organs)
# Sea Blobs
# Sea Blobs

These giant purple slugs are invading California beaches (some people have mistaken them for human organs)

Jun 16th 2015, 6:08 AM 16,724 Views 3 Comments

Keep an eye out for these fellows, if you’re heading to the San Francisco Bay area.

David Norris undergoes successful liver transplant, but is still "a bit feeble"
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# Bloomsday

David Norris undergoes successful liver transplant, but is still "a bit feeble"

Jun 16th 2014, 4:10 PM 17,760 Views 26 Comments

The independent senator was out and about today at Bloomsday celebrations.

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family
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# Bloomsday

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

Jun 16th 2014, 12:08 PM 5,766 Views 5 Comments

Spoiler: Lots of the letters were about Finnegan’s Wake. And they weren’t all in English. Classic Joyce.

11 people who haven't read Ulysses either
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From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

11 people who haven't read Ulysses either

Jun 16th 2014, 9:55 AM 7,167 Views 3 Comments

It’s on the bookshelf but…

Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work
# Ulysses
# Ulysses

Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work

Jun 15th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,549 Views 24 Comments

Events have been taking place all week to commemorate Joyce’s most iconic work.

Bloomsday celebrations taking place in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Bray
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# Joyce

Bloomsday celebrations taking place in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Bray

Jun 15th 2013, 8:30 PM 11,261 Views 22 Comments

Bloomsday breakfast, walks, talks, plays, music and a world record attempt – just some of the ways James Joyce is being remembered tomorrow. Here’s what’s going on.

Look like Joyce? Well, get some Gorgonzola sandwiches and head to Dun Laoghaire
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# Bloomsday

Look like Joyce? Well, get some Gorgonzola sandwiches and head to Dun Laoghaire

Jun 10th 2013, 2:00 PM 7,300 Views 13 Comments

Bloomsday is a time if year when all James Joyce fans re-Joyce (sorry!) all over the world and celebrate his literary masterpieces.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jun 16th 2012, 7:58 PM 7,373 Views 1 Comment

All the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

In pictures: a rainy Bloomsday across Ireland
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From The Daily Edge
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In pictures: a rainy Bloomsday across Ireland

Jun 16th 2012, 5:43 PM 5,174 Views 1 Comment

A number of politicians – including the President of Ireland – have got into the spirit of things today.

Happy Bloomsday: 7 facts about James Joyce and Ulysses
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# Rejoyce

Happy Bloomsday: 7 facts about James Joyce and Ulysses

Jun 16th 2012, 12:00 PM 8,168 Views 12 Comments

(Includes one obligatory fact about the eighties cartoon Ulysses 31)

Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you read Ulysses?

Jun 16th 2012, 11:37 AM 5,218 Views 57 Comments

Today Ireland is celebrating James Joyce’s doorstop novel. But have you actually read it?

What the Blooming hell is going on today?
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From The Daily Edge
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What the Blooming hell is going on today?

Jun 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 4,001 Views 8 Comments

It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?

James Joyce in Paris: 4 things you may not have known
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# Bloomsday

James Joyce in Paris: 4 things you may not have known

Jun 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 18,954 Views 19 Comments

Ahead of Bloomsday, travel writer and broadcaster Manchán Magan went to Paris on the trail of author James Joyce – and was surprised by the things he learned about his time there…

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow
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# James Joyce

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

Dec 31st 2011, 12:43 PM 7,103 Views 10 Comments

The copyright on the works of James Joyce expires on 1 January 2012 – meaning that for the first time, his published and unpublished writings will be in the public domain.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 16th 2011, 7:57 PM 1,307 Views 2 Comments

All the news of the day, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed.

Software developer cracks Ulysses puzzle "to cross Dublin without passing a pub"
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From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

Software developer cracks Ulysses puzzle "to cross Dublin without passing a pub"

Jun 16th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,872 Views 14 Comments

Rory McCann uses a mapping algorithm to solve an 111-year-old puzzle first posed by Leopold Bloom in ‘Ulysses’.

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin
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From The Daily Edge
# Bloomsday

Ulysses to be celebrated with a flash mob in Dublin

Jun 8th 2011, 2:19 PM 634 Views 3 Comments

The copyright restriction on Ulysses will be lifted next year, meaning an expansion of Bloomsday celebrations. If you can’t wait for the flash mob, this year’s Bloomsday will see a “tweading” of the book on Twitter.