Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Up to date.......?

I do most posting about Joyce and matters Joycean on Facebook these days. The page is call "Bloomsday in Bruff Festival 2016" would love you to visit page and join us. The link is below.

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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Come and join us!

"The Opening Ceremony of  the 7th Annual Celebration of Bloomsday in Bruff will take place on Tuesday 16th June at the Thomas Fitzgerald Centre. The official opening will be conducted by Bruff's own Mary Harvey and the Mayor of Limerick. It should be an excellent Bloomsday with Music, Readings, Drama, Film and Joycean food. The day starts at 11.00 am and finishes with an evening Concert. Full details visit Bloomsday in Bruff Festival on Facebook or Tickets can be booked for some events via or 0872127521 

To the Bruff Community
We are expecting good support from outside the town and it would be good to see the same from our own community, so get your outfit ready, book your day off and join us for a great day. Any offers of help from individuals or support in cash or kind from local business would be most appreciated. If your business would become a ticket point it would be helpful!  This festival has the potential  to become one of the countries major literary festivals, lets see what we can do!"

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Final arrangements

Nearly there, final programme details just need completing, tickets organised and we are off! For any info please contact us at or on 0872127521. Tickets for Joycean Breakfast and Concert will be available from Tuesday next. Great interest from groups in city, and hopefully there  will be good support from the Bruff Community. More details later today. It looks like an exciting programme for the day.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Joyce set up and managed Ireland's first cinema....   Come and see the new short film based on Two Gallants, from Dubliners at Bloomsday in Bruff
Posted by Bloomsday In Bruff Festival 16th June 2015 on Monday, May 11, 2015

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Scripts on way!

Writing scripts for court scene and pub (cyclops) scene. Happy to say I am doing it near the sea on a bright sunny day (24C) !
Follow us on twitter  (Joycean@dftwaterfall) and find us on Facebook at Bloomsday in Bruff Festival (Community Page)
Good news to know that award winning actress Mary Harvey will be returning to her home town once again to launch Bloomsday;news to follow of those who will assist Mary on the day!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bloomsday in Bruff 15th and 16th June 2015

Dates for your diary! 15th and 16th June 2015
15th and 16th of June 2015

Check back every day for further details and guidance for enjoying/surviving Bloomsday

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Coming soon....   Full details of Bloomsday in Bruff!  We will
have our meeting to finalise details next week and will post details of all activities and events...   These will include music, readings, drama , lectures, film premiere, a traditional Joycean breakfast and so much more! Want to join in and help, participate or even perform...  Do get in touch with us at   Go on you know you want to!!