(from the Irish Times, 6/16.)

Joycean enthusiasts from across the world are gathering in Dublin today to mark Bloomsday.

President Michael D Higgins, Joycean scholar Senator David Norris and Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Andrew Montague were among the scores who attended events in the city centre this morning – many of them dressed in Edwardian garb such as straw boater hats, striped jackets and lace dresses.

“It’s a great day for showing off our city and to get the fun out of Bloomsday. There is a huge amount of humour in [Ulysses],” Cllr Montague said. The book follows Leopold Bloom as he goes about his business in Dublin on June 16th, 1904.


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