A celebration of all that is Joyce and Bloomsday in Clonakilty.
With the support of the Cope Foundation in Clonakilty, we’ll be celebrating a special lunch-time Bloomsday from 12.45pm to 2.30pm. Meet outside Clonakilty Post Office at 12.45pm and wander down to De Barra’s Folk Club for some Joycean nibbles, courtesy of O’ Neills Butchers and readings from Ulysses and general craic.
All welcome, no age or height restrictions. Everyone is free to read, tell a story, sing a song, or just enjoy whatever it is everyone puts together on the day.
It’s a very ‘Here Comes Everyone’ kind of event! Richie Tyndall will be on hand to take some photos and make us all look much more interesting than we really are.
June 16th is celebrated world-wide as Bloomsday and in Clonakilty for the last few years, The pSoken Wrod, Cope Foundation Clonakilty, O Neills Butchers and De Barra’s Folk Club have been similarly remembering Ireland’s most influential poet and novelist, James Joyce. “Ulysses”, considered to be one of the most important works of modern literature, tells the story of one day in the life of Leopold Bloom, Thursday June 16th, 1904, the year Joyce met Nora Barnacle. The day was first celebrated in Ireland in 1954, the fiftieth anniversary of the first Bloomsday when writers Flann O’Brien and Patrick Kavanagh visited the various locations in Dublin mentioned in the book. The day is now remembered each year.
Bloomsday DeBarras 2016 – Photo by @nobutanaka