The Bloomsday festival is back with a bang this year with a week full of events and activities commemorating and celebrating Ulysses by James Joyce.
While 'Bloomsday' is officially on the 16th of June every year, the festival has expanded with great events on all week for people to check out.
With that in mind, here are two events that will satisfy the foodie in you.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 / €60
Food is everywhere in Ulysses, from Leopold Bloom's pork kidney breakfast to the potato he carries in his pocket. This year the festival has teamed up with Irish Food Trail to bring you a three hour food and drink tour inspired by Ulysses.
Ticket holders will stop off at "three traditional Irish eateries by a local professional guide, who’ll fill in the gaps between stops with a walking tour through the streets of the city providing history, fun facts and recommendations. Each restaurant will provide a different course inspired by Joyce’s work accompanied by a reading of the excerpt from Ulysses to which it relates. You’ll enjoy starters, mains and desserts all paired with a glass of Irish beer, cider, or wine - you won’t go home hungry."
Wednesday, June 13 / €69
Whiskey is mentioned throughout Joyce's work so, it's only fitting that a whiskey trail would be one of the main features of the festival.
There was also a personal connection for the author as his father worked in the Chapelizod Distillery Co and his maternal grandfather worked as a sales rep for Powers.
People who go for on trail will go on a "special jaunt around the capital’s bars to celebrate the many allusions to distilleries and whiskey in Joyce’s works whilst discovering Dublin’s rich whiskey culture. This two-hour tour will be led by a local expert and features stops at three Irish pubs where you can sample two unique Irish whiskeys and sample some delicious tasting plates of local food."
Considering Father's Day is next weekend, why not get your oul fella a ticket and celebrate early?