Monday 20 February 2017

City in Bloom as Joyce is celebrated

Published 17/06/2015 | 02:30

Sabrina Joyce Kemper, who is a great grand-niece of James Joyce from Portmarnock, with her daughter Amelia (10 months) during Bloomsday in Dublin. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Sabrina Joyce Kemper, who is a great grand-niece of James Joyce from Portmarnock, with her daughter Amelia (10 months) during Bloomsday in Dublin. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Dublin was transported back in time yesterday as Joyceans fans celebrated Bloomsday.

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Characters from James Joyce's famed novel Ulysses were brought back to life as hundreds of men, women and children in costume paid homage to the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom.

Highlights of the day included the Bloomsday breakfast and the Joycestagers performing an enactment of 'Hades' Chapter 6 of 'Ulysses' in honour of Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum.

A host of actors, politicians and musicians - led by Panti - also performed songs and readings at the heart of the city in Dublin's Temple Bar.

Elsewhere comedian Stephen Fry talked all things Joyce and modernist literature with Senator David Norris in Joyce's own alma mater, Belvedere College.

Irish Independent

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