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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bloomsday

This year
Poll: Have you ever lied about reading Ulysses?
Go on. Admit it.
Last year
Poll: Have you read any James Joyce?
Bloomsday is set to be celebrated with both in-person and online events this year
All time
Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
This year’s Bloomsday Festival will run all week with most events accessible online.
Poll: Have you ever read any James Joyce?
Bloomsday will be celebrated a bit differently this year.
'It's normal people before Normal People': Celebrate Bloomsday with a mammoth Ulysses broadcast
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?
Bloomsday is going to look very different this year.
The Irish For: A Bloomsday Breakfast with extra Subh Milis on Father’s Day 2019
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
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
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
Happy Bloomsday.
Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here's your Bloomsday 2016 event guide
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'
“If you’re bored or confused, forget about it, move on.”
6 emotions people who haven't read Ulysses experience on Bloomsday
It’s an emotional rollercoaster.
David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'
This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.
These giant purple slugs are invading California beaches (some people have mistaken them for human organs)
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"
The independent senator was out and about today at Bloomsday celebrations.
Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family
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
It’s on the bookshelf but…
Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce's iconic work
Events have been taking place all week to commemorate Joyce’s most iconic work.
Bloomsday celebrations taking place in Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Bray
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
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
All the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
In pictures: a rainy Bloomsday across Ireland
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
(Includes one obligatory fact about the eighties cartoon Ulysses 31)
Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
Today Ireland is celebrating James Joyce’s doorstop novel. But have you actually read it?
What the Blooming hell is going on today?
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
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
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
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"
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
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.