Join the Dún Laoghaire Bloomsday Festival from the 14th - 16th June!

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DUN LAOGHAIRE, Ireland - June 11, 2014 - PRLog -- Issued on behalf of the Dún Laoghaire Business Improvement District

11h June 2014

Monday the 16th June is Bloomsday and to celebrate this unique festival Dún Laoghaire is holding three days of family focused events and activities on the 14th, 15th and 16th June.

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the life of James Joyce and his novel ‘Ulysses’ by taking part in a range of free activities which will include street games, face paintings, children’s art day competitions and balloon modelling. The streets will also be alive with music, food and a vintage spectacle. You may even see some well-known faces dressed as Leopold Bloom. Make sure to also indulge your taste buds with fantastic offerings from the local businesses.

For the first time since its creation The Tower of Ulysses is on loan to Dún Laoghaire and can be viewed at 58 Georges Street from June 14th – 16th and its creator Aidan Breen shall be there to give lectures at 2pm on Saturday, 4pm on Sunday and 2pm on Monday. The piece is inspired by James's Joyce's Ulysses'. All are welcome and it is free to attend. Visit

This festival is a great opportunity to experience the wonderful attractions Dún Laoghaire has to offer. The James Joyce Walking Tour will provide the chance to see the various spots around the town that feature in ‘Ulysses’. The Dún Laoghaire Bloomsday Festival will be a memorable experience that will have you coming back for more. With the Dún Laoghaire / Sandycove-Glasthule DART station and bus terminal close by, getting to the town is easy!

The list of activities for the Dún Laoghaire Bloomsday Festival include:

Saturday 14th June / Sunday 15th June

Vintage Carousel

The Tower of Ulysses on display in Dun Laoghaire with a  daily lecture by its creator Aidan Breen. 2pm on  Saturday and 4pm on Sunday at 58 Georges Street

Free Fun Family 6km Cycle on 14th June at 3pm. To  register email

Free Vintage Bus from Dún Loaghaire to Glastule

Bloomsday Treasure Hunt

Face painting and balloon modeling from 1pm – 4pm

Readingsat various locations throughout Dún Laoghaire  with professional actors Stephen Gorman, Brenda  McSweeney, Mary McDaid and Paul Travers

Street Games (Giant Jenga / Life size Chess)

James Joyce Walking Tours of Dún Laoghaire


Monday 16th June

Vintage Amusements

Drawing Competitions

Street Games (Giant Jenga / Life size chess)

Bloomsday Treasure Hunt

The Tower of Ulysses on display in Dún Laoghaire with a daily lecture by its creator Aidan Breen. 2pm on Monday at 58 Georges Street


The festival is being orgainsed by the Dún Laoghaire BID. BID is an initiative to increase the footfall to Dún Laoghaire, to attract more businesses and to secure a long term sustainable model for the management of the town. BID represents over 800 businesses in Dún Laoghaire and provides the opportunity to deliver projects that will make a tangible difference to the town.

BID will have an information stand about the festival located in front of St Michael’s church on Marine Road.

See and for further information.


For Further Information please contact:

Frank Cronin / Sharon Plunkett

Plunkett Public Relations


Tel: 01 280 7873 / 087 222 7200

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