Every year Origin Theatre & Bloom's Tavern pull out all the stops for Bloomsday with Irish actors, musicians, writers and luminaries taking part in the annual Bloomsday Breakfast! 

Playing off the theme “Bloomsday Then and Now,” guests are invited
to come period-attired, or in a summer festive outfit that is a
modern interpretation of a Dublin morning 1904.

Blooms Tavernʼs site-specific Bloomsday Breakfast-performance features the Irish-folk-rock troubadour Alan Gogarty on guitar, actors in costume, musicians, politicians and visitors on their way to work and other endeavors, all coming together, as is the tradition, to recreate the summer morning chronicled by James Joyce in “Ulysses” set in Dublin on June 16, over 100 years ago.

The spontaneous group “performance” is fueled by a traditional Irish breakfast, with blood sausage and kidney pie among the edible delicacies, and refreshing summer drinks. Among the notables in the cast are Malachy McCourt, author Colin Broderick and actors Jim Norton, Terry Donnolly,
Patrick Fitzgerald, Brenda Meaney, and Fiona Walsh.


James Joyce first serialized “Ulysses” beginning in 1918. Considered a masterpiece of modernism, it was banned in the U.S. before the book was published in its entirety in France in 1922. Bloomsday observances around the world date back to 1924. Blooms Tavernʼs special week-long Bloomsday Celebration,
is produced by Origin Theatre Company.

The Bloomsday Breakfast is on June 16 at 12:00 PM
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