Several thousand Dubliners, tourists and literary experts filled the capital’s major boulevard Sunday to celebrate the fictional anniversary of “Ulysses,” James Joyce’s famously complex epic set on a single Dublin day 100 years ago.
—Thousands in Dublin celebrate ‘Ulysses’ (AP|Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
June 16, 2004 is Bloomsday. The mad cow disease scare means the thousands re-creating Leopold Bloom’s breakfast of “grilled mutton kidneys” had to do without. Quote of the day: “It’s awfully hard to serve offal at all.”