Saba Will Celebrate Bloomsday in Rathgar Village
Saba is delighted to celebrate Bloomsday in Rathgar Village, the birthplace of James Joyce, on Saturday 15th June between 1pm and 4pm. The village will be transformed into a scene from Ulysses as a street style party takes place in Christ Church Rathgar to celebrate the village’s rich history and heritage.
Rathgar holds significant importance for James Joyce. Joyce was born in 41 Brighton Square on 2nd February 1882. The celebrations will kick off at 1pm with readings from Joycean actors, local authors and historians who will give a history of Rathgar and Joyce’s connection to the area. Vintage costumes, live music, food and drinks under the trees in the beautiful setting of Christ Church will create a special atmosphere and ambience reflective of Ulysses.
Highlights during the afternoon will include interactive readings in The Vintry wine shop and Donovan’s Family Butchers, while musically there will be a jazz showcase with ‘Vintage French Swing with The Swing Bratz’. Face painters, fancy dress and art competitions will make this a really fun family event.
Food Stalls will include Bijou’s Citron Van serving Devilled Kidneys, Coq Au Vin and strawberries and cream, The Butler’s Pantry serving afternoon tea, Saba serving Thai and Vietnamese Curry, Stir Fries and Thai Bites and O’ Briens Ice Cream Van to name just a few. The Flower Bowl will set up a colourful market stall for the occasion as well as local booksellers.