It is considered to be the greatest novel of the 20th century.

All the events in James Joyce's epic Ulysses happen on a single day - 16 June 1904 aka Bloomsday.

A week's worth of celebrations have been taking place throughout Dublin, but Bloomsday itself is still the one that matters.

Dublin 1904, as Leopold Bloom knew it, comes to life as you can eat, walk, swim, listen to, re-enact, or watch the eclectic mix of Bloomsday events.

Here are just some of the events taking place: 

Friday 15 June: Molly Says No at the James Joyce Centre, 8pm features Molly Bloom in her own words and music.

Saturday 16 June: Bloomsday

At 8am, get a clear run at the weekend with Bloomsday Breakfast in the James Joyce Centre or at various restaurants, like in Sandycove or Glasthule followed by a street festival and readings.

The Forty FootSwim, as Buck Mulligan did, at the Forty Foot bathing place (left), beside the Tower.

Engross yourself in the mood with readings and commemorations at the James Joyce Museum at the Tower (right) in Sandycove. Joyce TowerListen to Barry McGovern read extracts from the 'Circe' episode.

If in Dalkey, go along to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre for exhibitions on local Joyce and the literary connections, take part in a Joycean walk of the area, or catch a recreation of the schoolroom scene in episode two of Ulysses. (For more information go to

Dublin city centre will host plenty of events to keep the Joyceans happy. The Balloonatics theatre company will perform on the streets, with re-enactments from the book on the original locations, both formal and informal readings, and walks on the Leopold Bloom trail. (

The James Joyce Centre will come alive with an array of events in what is the 'heart of the Hibernian metropolis'. More information at

Listen to the Joyce In Voice as they sing Ulysses music at the James Joyce Centre, 12pm and 3pm. Watch a one-man show at the Dublin Writers Museum from 1.10pm with a special Joyce emphasis for Bloomsday, or the 'Bloom' film in the IFI at 1.15pm.

Walk. Walk with Mr Bloom, following the eighth chapter, beginning at the GPO, O'Connell St at 2.30pm, or the Joyce Circular walk tour from the JJC at 4pm.

Saturday evening:

End the day with Humid Nightblue Fruit at the Holiday Inn on Pearse Street, featuring Ulysses Encounters.

Or get a sneak preview of 'Himself and Nora' before it heads to London's West End. It captures the story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce's love. (James Joyce Centre, 8pm)

Just a few things to whet your appetite... Enjoy!

Contact: James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George's Street, Dublin 1. or call 01-8788547.