Bloomsday in Rathgar: 15th & 16th June

NEWS / 14 June 2019

Bloomsday celebrates 16th June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce's Ulysses. As part of the Bloomsday Festival (11th - 16th June), Rathgar village is celebrating Bloomsday on Saturday 15th from 1pm onwards.  On Sunday, 16th June 2019 local historian and auther, Ged Walsh is leading an historical literary walk around Rathgar starting from Herzog Park (beside Rathgar Tennis Club) starting at 11am. 

To download the details about events in Rathgar Village on Saturday 15th June, click here

Rathgar is the birthplace of James Joyce and this historical literary walk will inform you about the area's rich history and connections to Ulysses. Bloomsday is named after the main character of the book, Leopold Bloom. Ulysses charts Bloom's wanderings around Dublin. 

The first Bloomsday in Dublin was celebrated in 1954 by Irish authors Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O'Brien and Anthony Cronin. See the Bloomsday Festival website for more details of events around Dublin. The festival runs from 11th - 16th June.

Ged Walsh is author of the forthcoming book, "On the Banks of the Dodder: Rathgar & Churchtown" (The O'Brien Press, October 2019).

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