Bloomdsay takes place this Friday, June 16th. Each year the villages of Sandycove and Glasthule mark the occasion with a series of events.
The original Dublin Bloomsday in 1954 began with a trip to the Martello Tower in Sandycove, the setting of the first episode of Ulysses and now home to the James Joyce Museum.
A trip to Sandycove is now one of Bloomsday’s most celebrated traditions. The Tower will open at 8am on Friday for a full day of festivities, with actor Bryan Murray reading excerpts from Ulysses across the morning and early afternoon and performances by Caitriona Ni Threasaigh.
There will be entertainment for the whole family across the day including street performances, busking, live music, vintage cars and horse drawn carriage tours around the village.
Those attending the festivities are asked to dress in period costumes. The winner of the 'Best Dressed Joycean’ will win a hamper worth €500 from the village.
Check out more information on the event here.