Doctoral student leads Bloomsday celebrations in Kenmare

18 Jun 2013

Flicka Small, a second-year doctoral student in the School of English, led Bloomsday celebrations at the Bookstop Vegetarian Cafe in Kenmare on 16th June, where she read excerpts from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.


Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, during which the events of Ulysses (which is set on 16th June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16th June in Dublin and elsewhere around the world.

Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing in Dublin with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle.  The name is derived from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist in Ulysses.

Flicka Small is a second-year doctoral student in the English Department at University College Cork.  Originally a chef, she has always had a fascination with Joyce. and how he used food in his fiction.

For the full story, see the article in the West Cork Times

English Department

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland