Dublin’s famous son, James Joyce is celebrated this month with a whole week of activities. The name Bloomsday comes from the main character Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s seminal work “Ulysses” and is actually on 16th June. To understand Bloomsday you need to know that it follows the trials and tribulations of one entire day in the life of Leopold Bloom described in Ulysses.
You can follow the route Bloom took around Dublin during the book. Stops include a hearty breakfast of sausages, beans, black and white pudding and toast, a pint or two at Davy Byrne’s Pub as well as readings from the book and actors dressing up in authentic Edwardian Costumes to fill out the flavour of the day.