AdvertisementJoyce chose the 16th of June, 1904, as the date for his hero Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. In doing this, Joyce commemorates the first day that he and Nora first "walked out" from Finn's Hotel and their subsequent love for each other. This year in the Church of All Hallows (today St. Andrew's), where many have celebrated their love, enjoy a programme full of Joycean songs and poems (some penned by Joyce himself) celebrating the love between Jim and Nora. You will be sitting in the very pews on which Bloom thinks about Molly in the 'Lotus Eaters' episode of Ulysses .
The concert is a collaboration between St. Andrew's Heritage Group, members of St. Andrew's Church Choir, and the Greenore Centre Choir. It's family friendly and free.
The Bloomsday Festival is organised by the James Joyce Centre in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, The Ireland Funds, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
St Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland