Events Held Around The City Fo...


Events Held Around The City For Bloomsday This Weekend

Joe Caulfield
Joe Caulfield

01:20 16 Jun 2024

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Garden parties, funeral processions and musical performances are just some of the events happening around Dublin to mark this year's Bloomsday celebrations.

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina will host a Bloomsday Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

Every year, the President starts a series of summer Garden Parties with a special event to celebrate the work of James Joyce.

The event will be MC’d by Seán Rocks and will include addresses by President Higgins and historian and trade unionist Dr John Callow, along with a number of musical performances.

Glasnevin Cemetery is also celebrating Bloomsday with a series of different events today.

There are connections between Bloomsday and Glasnevin's role in the 'Hades' chapter of Ulysses, in which Leopold Bloom attended the funeral of Paddy Dignam in the cemetery in 1904.

There will be a free-to-attend performance of Dignam's funeral procession by the Joycestagers and a 90-minute Joycean walking tour of Glasnevin Cemetery.

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