Crowds of people have gathered in Dublin to celebrate Bloomsday as Covid-19 restrictions ease in the Irish capital.
Men and women, many of whom were dressed in period costumes, came together on Duke Street on Wednesday to raise a glass to Irish author James Joyce and re-enact scenes from Ulysses.
Bloomsday marks the annual commemoration of the writer and his magnum opus, which is set on a single day, June 16 1904, in the capital.
The day is named after the book’s protagonist Leopold Bloom.
For the second year in a row the celebrations are taking place largely online due to the pandemic, but it did not stop many people, many of whom had received their Covid-19 jab, from marking the occasion outdoors.
Many remarked that their attendance could be considered their “vaccine bonus”.
A queue of people formed to take a selfie with Dermod Lynskey, who had done his upmost to impersonate Joyce by donning full period dress, while others wore face masks with Joycean quotes.
Another group of people formed a queue to get their photo taken hanging off the brass bar of a London red double-decker bus that was parked on the street.