Norris, Costello, Martin among those celebrating Bloomsday

The writings of James Joyce will today be celebrated in the 103rd annual Bloomsday.

The writings of James Joyce will today be celebrated in the 103rd annual Bloomsday.

Readings will be performed by Senator David Norris, fashion designer Paul Costello, singer Linda Martin, veteran actor Des Keogh and author Peter Sheridan.

Bloomsday marks a complex day in the life of Ulysses character, Jewish man Leopold Bloom as he makes his way around Dublin on June 16, 1904.

Other guests taking part in events in Dublin include RTE personalities Joe Duffy and Anne Cassin, developer Harry Crosbie and Dublin’s Deputy Lord Mayor Aodhan O’Riordain.

Overseas representatives from 20 countries will include the US, Chinese and Japanese ambassadors.

Up to 300 guests will be tucking into the traditional ’Ulysses breakfast’ of rashers, sausages and liver washed down with a glass of Guinness.

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