President and Sabina host a Bloomsday Garden Party

Sun 12th Jun, 2022 | 14:00

Sunday, 12th June, 2022

President and Sabina host a Bloomsday Garden Party

President Higgins and his wife Sabina hosted a special Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses in 1922.

The event, which took place in the week of Bloomsday, was MC’d by Tommy Tiernan and included addresses by President Higgins and Professor Declan Kiberd, author of Ulysses and Us, as well as musical performances from artists including Camille O’Sullivan, Simon Morgan, Noel O’Grady and The Stunning.

The event was the 60th themed Garden Party to be hosted by President Higgins at Áras an Uachataráin since his election to the office of President, with over 20,000 people having attended over the course of the events since 2011.

The event was the first Garden Party to be held since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first of a series of five Garden Parties and two Presidential Concerts to take place over June 2022.