Friday, 19 June 2015

First set of pics from Bloomsday in Bruff 2015

photos from Dominic Taylor of Limerick Writers Centre by link below

Friday, 12 June 2015

A day to remember, a day not to miss!

The style of a Bloomsday Celebration, makes it inevitable that timings are a little flexible....  but we do try and keep to schedule as much as possible, 1904 outfits permitting!

Bloomsday in Bruff 16th June 2015

11.00 am   Official Opening 
At the famous Bruff Courthouse (now known as the Thomas  Fitzgerald Centre) Official Opening by Mayor of Limerick City and County, Mayor Kevin Sheahan and Mary Harvey, star of stage and screen. 

11.20 am  The Battle for Ulysses

Short talk and mini-drama about the court battles for the publication of the book, Ulysses. This will take place in Bruff Courthouse.

12.00 noon Joycean Breakfast

The traditional Joycean breakfast with good food, readings and music. (some tickets at door)

2.30 pm    In defence of the Citizen

The Cyclops chapter, The Citizen, Michael Cusack and all that. Short talk, readings, film and music. In Barney Kiernan’s (formerly known as Derry’s Bar, Main Street, Bruff).

3.30 pm Bloomsday Headquarters!

A chance to catch your breath in the delightful surroundings of the restored Church of Ireland, main Street, Bruff with complimentary Afternoon Tea, generously supplied by The Bakehouse Restaurant, Bruff. Mini-Exhibition including the Joycean Death Mask, (compliments of Hunt Museum) items from the Limerick City Museum, some special books. 
Readings, a little Finnegans Wake (a little!) with Paul Casey, music, .
Dubliner’s A brief introduction and then the showing of the short film “Two Gallants” a modern retelling of the Two Gallants story from Dubliners………    

7.30 pm Bloomsday Concert in Bloomsday Headquarters

A splendid evening of music, words, food, with Fergus, Costello, Peter Walls, John Madden and Friends, And more,  Cabaret Theatre style, with a Joycean meal served at the interval!
(some tickets at door)

……..  and then “Nighttown’!

…..  and many more surprises during day…

all events free with exception of Joycean Breakfast and Joycean Concert/

further info 087 2127521 or