A four day festival celebrating the work of James Joyce in particular, the novel Ulysses. Drama, readings, lectures, music and fun in and around Bruff, Co. Limerick.
The small town of Bruff, celebrates Bloomsday for the fifth year running and aims to improve on last year's festival, with a more extensive programme of lectures, drama, music and fun events. You can book tickets for the sell-out pre-Bloomsday concert; (last years concert featured world class Opera star Suzanne Murphy) re-visit the Ireland of 1904; join other townsfolk and many other visitors and dress up vintage 1904! Find out about James Joyce's friendship with George Clancy, his best friend at UCD and later Mayor of Limerick; try the famous Butcher Boys cycle event, and enjoy the free barbecue and many other street events; attend the annual James Joyce Lecture (previous speakers include Michael Holohan, Gerard Hanbury and Abbot Mark Hedderman of Glenstal).
With street events, original theatre, fun events, a celebration of the music associated with Joyce, join this small town's magnificent and original celebration of all things 'Joycean'. All this takes place in the superbly renovated Church of Ireland building and in hotels and hostelries around the town and nearby locations. There are also many street events! Opening ceremony always performed by award-winning actress Mary Harvey.