Today – June 16 – all over the world and especially in Dublin, fans of literature are celebrating Bloomsday, the day on which the masterpiece James Joyce’s Ulysses is set. Since I did my thesis work on the pubs in Ulysses I think this day should be celebrated with a pub crawl!
(If you want to know more about Bloomsday and why it deserves a celebration, first read my post on reading Ulysses and celebrating Bloomsday.)
If you, like me, happen to live where no one else (that you know of!) is celebrating Bloomsday, it is entirely possible to pay tribute to the pubs of 1904 Dublin in your own city, assuming you have a decent variety of pubs and gathering places from which to choose.
As Leopold Bloom has shown us, it is even possible to stay sober during this adventure if you so choose!
Here’s your itinerary to celebrate Bloomsday (exact timing is optional):