Bloomsday at Glasnevin Cemetery

    Friday 16th June 2023

    On 16 June 1904, Glasnevin was the venue for the funeral of the fictional Paddy Dignam, attended by Joyce’s protagonist Leopold Bloom in Ulysses. This year to celebrate this historic date, Experience Glasnevin will run a series of events including a Joycean exhibition, a new Ulysses guide, a re-enactment of the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses performed by the Joycestagers, a Joycean tour of the cemetery itself as well as a special performance of Counterparts by Jim Roche.

    Bloomsday Events 16th June

    • 11am  Free for all to attend re-enactment of the funeral procession of Paddy Dignam from the ‘Hades’ episode of Ulysses
    • 12pm A Joycean Tour (booking essential) of the heart of the Hibernian necropolis, Glasnevin Cemetery, which has many significant links to Joyce’s life and writing
    • 2pm   We are also hosting a special performance of Counterparts, a short story in Dubliner's by James Joyce by Jim Roche