Saturday 25 October 2014

Free Ulysses show for literature fans on Bloomsday

Constance Harris

Published 08/06/2014 | 02:30

LITERARY LARKS: Jessica Peel-Yates and James Moore from ‘At it Again!’ present an evening of Joycean party pieces and prizes at The Sugar Club on June 16. See www.atitagain.ie
LITERARY LARKS: Jessica Peel-Yates and James Moore from ‘At it Again!’ present an evening of Joycean party pieces and prizes at The Sugar Club on June 16. See www.atitagain.ie
JOYOUS: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh was in full bloom yesterday as she lent her support to Blackrock village's Bloomsday celebrations on June 16. The broadcaster struck a pose as the much-loved Joycean character Molly Bloom, whom she described as “a girl after my own heart”. Photo: Gerry Mooney
JOYOUS: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh was in full bloom yesterday as she lent her support to Blackrock village's Bloomsday celebrations on June 16. The broadcaster struck a pose as the much-loved Joycean character Molly Bloom, whom she described as “a girl after my own heart”. Photo: Gerry Mooney

IN south county Dublin, Bloomsday, June 16, has become something of a costume drama-cum-literary enactment trail. Not only is it fun to watch, it's free to be enjoyed and participated in by everyone.

Fans of Ulysses start their Joycean play-day in Sandycove by Joyce's Tower, maybe imbibe and ingest a little something in Glasthule while sitting outside Cavistons to best enjoy their comrades' costumes and period transportation (most often a flower bestrewn bicycle), before gently travelling the coast road to Blackrock, to rest and watch the sunset on their annual frolic.

This year, the Blackrock Business Network is taking advantage of the great work they and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown have done on improving the environs of Blackrock by hosting a free special production of Ulysses, performed by amateur and professional actors, in the village triangle at 6pm on Bloomsday.

Afterwards, there will be live music while local eateries will be feeding the masses with tasty samples.

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