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Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life
Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.
Celebrations include dressing up like characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. One of the hallmark fancy dress items of Bloomsday is the straw boater hat. Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and visiting the places and establishments referenced in the book. Traditional Bloomsday must-sees are the James Joyce Martello Tower in Sandycove, Sweny’s Chemist on Lincoln Place, Glasnevin Cemetery and Davy Byrne’s Pub on Duke Street. Events throughout the festival range from lectures, readings, workshops and walking tours to Bloomsday Breakfasts, theatre, music and pub crawls.
The James Joyce Centre has been the organiser of the Bloomsday Festival since 1994. The Centre is open year-round as a museum and cultural centre and provides exhibitions, courses, lectures and literary walking tours of Dublin. The Bloomsday Festival is organised by the the James Joyce Centre. The Centre aims to promote all community celebrations of Bloomsday in Dublin.
If you have any queries concerning the festival then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)1 878 8547.
11 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
The James Joyce Centre
35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
The James Joyce CentreEmail: [email protected]; Tel: +353 (0)1 878 8547 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
The Dalkey Book Festival takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned
The Dalkey Book Festival takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners.
With its rich literary heritage, Dalkey is the perfect spot for a literary festival of books and ideas. It was the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the likes of Joseph O’Connor, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan.
The charm of the Dalkey Book Festival is undoubtedly the intimate nature of the numerous events, which take place in pubs, cafes, shops, schools and the local town hall as well as the medieval graveyard, the secret garden marquee and the Masonic Lodge. Dalkey is the kind of place where you will casually bump into some of the world’s greatest writers, in the parks, pubs and cafes of this compact town.
Dalkey is approximately half an hour’s drive from the centre of Dublin and is on the DART train line with all festival venues within a five minutes walk from the DART.
For full details of all the events and to book tickets please visit the Dalkey Book Festival website at dalkeybookfestival.org. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information. If you have any queries then please email [email protected].
13 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various venues around Dalkey
Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Dalkey Book Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected]
Taste of Dublin, Ireland’s premier food and drinks festival, will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 13-16 June. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants
Taste of Dublin, Ireland’s premier food and drinks festival, will return to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from 13-16 June. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.
Taste of Dublin has an afternoon and an evening session, each lasting between 4-5 hours (depending on the day) giving you time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions. Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket.
You will be able to sample signature small-plate dishes from over 20 of Dublin’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants and see world-class chefs cook up a storm in live demonstrations and in their restaurants at the festival.
Visitors will be able to indulge in a range of complimentary activities including cooking masterclasses, food and wine pairings, and whiskey and craft beer tastings. Visitors will also be able to sample boutique food markets where a mouth-watering array of more than 60 food and drink purveyors, artisan producers and manufacturers will be offering exclusive and unique products.
For full details of all the events and to book tickets please visit the Taste of Dublin website at dublin.tastefestivals.com. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information.
If you have any enquiries about the festival, please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)1 497 2020.
13 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 11:59 am
Clonmel Street, (off Harcourt Street), Dublin
This June will see the 5th Annual Dublin Writers’ Conference occur. The conference will help you to improve your writing craft, publish successfully, and plan the marketing necessary for any author to
This June will see the 5th Annual Dublin Writers’ Conference occur. The conference will help you to improve your writing craft, publish successfully, and plan the marketing necessary for any author to achieve success whether traditionally published or self-published. This 3 day conference focuses on writing craft, book marketing and getting our stories onto the screen.
Speakers at the Dublin Writers’ Conference are renowned, highly-experienced, published authors, and world class experts in writing craft and online marketing, specifically for authors. This conference provides practical support, valuable training and an opportunity to meet and get to know fellow writers in one of the world’s great literary cities.
The marketing sessions for writers will show you how you can find readers in a rapidly changing world. The writing craft sessions will help you broaden your writing skills. The pitch sessions could help you to sell your story to a publisher, to Hollywood or to readers. Come for just the Saturday sessions or join us on each of the three days. Anyone who books to attend is also welcome to come to the opening session on Friday evening, where we will introduce the instructors and welcome you.
The venue for the Conference is the Academy Plaza Hotel, which is located just off O’Connell Street and in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. To see the full line up for this years Dublin Writers’ Conference and book tickets, please follow the link thedublinwritersconference.com.
If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)86 836 9254.
21 (Friday) 9:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Academy Plaza Hotel
10-14 Findlater Place, off Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, D01 X2X0, Ireland
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This September sees the second Fingal Fleadh and Fair take place in Swords. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle and the Main Street in Swords Village will host a programme of
This September sees the second Fingal Fleadh and Fair take place in Swords. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle and the Main Street in Swords Village will host a programme of workshops and recitals.
This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred around participation and performance with free Workshops and Concerts by some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. It is geared very much for all the family with something for everyone to enjoy.
Swords Castle will be the key venue for the event with free concerts featuring The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Ulaid with Ríoghnach Connolly & Liam O’Maonlai, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra. John Spillane, The Dixie Micks, Dance Hall Academy, Meath Beo and many more.
Also in the castle grounds there will be an Artisan Food, Drink & Craft Fair.
This year there will be a Street Seisiún Competition which will take over Swords on Saturday the 7th with the Main Street closed to traffic.
During the festival there will a ‘Session Trail’ around the town which will feature a mixture of performances and open sessions by musicians from all over the country. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
The Fingal Fleadh is the perfect place to meet up with all of your friends for a few tunes and to enjoy a weekend of great music.
5 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Swords Castle, Pharmacy, Bridge Street, Swords, Ireland