Thousands in Dublin celebrate 'Ulysses'

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.”