Bloomsday at Martin Hudson & Gibson!

On Monday 16th of June, the city of Dublin will celebrate Bloomsday, the day depicted in Joyce's novel Ulysses. This day was first celebrated in Ireland in 1954 when Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O'Brien visited the Martello Tower beside us right here in Sandycove. Joyce actually lived in this tower in 1904 with Oliver Gogarty. Kavanagh and O'Brien also paid a trip to Davy Byrne's pub and 7 Eccles Street, reading Ulysses as they went. 

Today on Bloomsday in Dublin, people dress in Edwardian costume and gather at the different locations mentioned in Ulysses. The events in the novel are relived as the footsteps of the Ulyssean protagonist are followed. 

We have put together a special Bloomsday themed window display for the enthusiasts to have a look at as they are journeying through Leopold Bloom's day. 

We have chosen fabrics, wallpapers and curtaining that particularly echo the colours of the coastal area at the Martello Tower at Sandycove.

If you want to see more of the display, call into us at 51 Sandycove Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. 

Lucy Kiernan.



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