What’s on in Dublin this week?

David takes a quick look at four different events taking place in the capital this week. From Arts & Culture to Tall Ships, Dublin has it all.

Bloomsday Festival


June 16th is Bloomsday, the very day in 1904 on which all the action of James Joyce’s renowned novel Ulysses takes place. A lively celebration of all things Joyce, join avid Joyceans from all over the world as they descend on Dublin on June 16th. In Dublin, where the novel is set, the Bloomsday celebrations take place from the 11th to 16th June, with most of the fun and frivolous activities taking place on the day itself.

Programme: Monday 15th
  • Bloomsday Bus Tour, 10am
  • Footsteps of Leopold Bloom Walking Tour, 11am
  • Joyce & the Irish Literary Revival Tour, 2pm
Tuesday 16th
  • Bloomsday Guided Tour, on the hour from 9am – 5pm
  • Bloomsday Breakfast, 10am & 12pm
  • Ulysses Express Train Trip, 12.50pm
  • Bloomsday at the Joyce Centre, 2.30pm
  • Bloomsday Readings, 3pm
  • Bloomsday Interview Stephen Fry in Conversation with Senator David Norris, 8pm
  • Bloomsday After Party @ PantiBar, 9pm

See http://bloomsdayfestival.ie/ for more details

Magnificent Mexican Tall Ship visits Dublin


Major waves will be made in Dublin on Wednesday 17th June 2015 when one of the world’s most spectacular tall ships, The Cuauhtémoc, sails in to Dublin Port. Owned by the Mexican Navy, this magnificent 270ft tall ship will be open to the public to visit for free during her five-day stay in the capital as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Mexico. A sail training vessel for the Mexican Navy, The Cuauhtémoc was built in the Celaya shipyards. The last of four windjammers built in Bilbao, Spain, she launched in July 1982. The Cuauhtémoc last visited Dublin in 2012 as part of the Tall Ship Races, when she welcomed over 23,000 visitors on board. Mooring at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, members of the public hoping to get an insight into life on board this magnificent vessel can visit free of charge.

Opening times to the public are Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th June between 10.00 and 19.00, and on Sunday 21st June from 10.00 to 15.00.

Dublin Garden Squares Day


Celebrate the historic garden squares of our city in Saturday, June 20th. Join Dublin Civic Trust on free walking tours, art and nature workshops, learning Victorian games and enjoy brass and, choral and wind music, all free and all welcome.

Dates: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10am – 5pm,

Venues: Merrion Square, Fitzwilliam Square, Mountjoy Square, Parnell Square and St. Stephen’s Green.

Graffiti and Street Art photography exhibition

A Graffiti and Street Art photography exhibition in aid of RADE (Recovery through Art, Drama and Education) and the Fountain Youth Project. Hosted by Dublin Urban Art and All City Dublin. These photographs are taken from Dublin Urban Art’s vault of over 32,000 photographs.

This exhibition is a visual diary – a collection of images from Dublin during a time of social change and challenges. They represent uncensored personal expression, the Irish sense of humour, wall based artistic calling cards and the pursuit to use art as a means to liberate.

Dates: Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street Temple Bar Dublin 2. More information here.

For more information on Dublin events each week, check out Visit Dublin for a list of upcoming events.

David  is a marketing intern working with the Global Relations team, and is a current student of Trinity College Dublin.


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