The Bloomsday Coastal Festival takes place this weekend in the South Dublin villages of Glasthule and Sandycove.

The Festival is sponsored by FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group), a community-led local development initiative for coastal communities that have had a traditional dependence on the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

Many of the traders in the villages will dress their windows, fancy up their frock shops and food emporiums and decant their finest wines as the streets come alive.

From culinary demonstrations and wine tasting to vintage fashion and jazz, visitors are encouraged to dress up in period costume.

Leading chefs, Kevin Thornton, Derry Clarke, Ross Lewis and Martin Shanahan will all be dropping by to share their culinary insights.

As is tradition, Eamon Morrissey, Bryan Murray and Barry McGovern will read extracts from Ulysses and musicians, poets and thespians will entertain throughout the day.

2019 marks 115 years since Bloomsday was immortalised by Joyce and plans are afoot to close the streets from early morning until early evening, in order to serve the “inner organs of beast and fowl” and other such gastronomic delicacies.

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