As part of Dublin Writers Festival, an event titled Artists in the World: Hisham Matar, Fadia Faqir, Fiach Mac Conghail, Rita Duffy, is being held on Sunday 29 May at 1.00 pm at Fallon & Byrne, one of my favourite places in the city. The speakers, variously representing the literary world and that of visual arts, will be examining the issues to do with art and its interaction with social and political change. Tickets are 10 euro.
A couple of Dublin restaurants are marking Bloomsday on 16 June. According to the Food&Wine magazine, Aqua in Howth will be holding a special brunch at 11 am, to include readings from the Ulysses and prizes for the best dressed. Caviston's in Glastule will be serving a Bloomsday breakfast from 7.30 am.