Sunday | 29th November 2020

BLOOMSDAY IS COMING – ENTER OUR Love Dun Laoghaire Bloomsday COMPETITION!

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The most famous date in world literature is 16th June 1904, universally celebrated as Bloomsday. James Joyce and his writings have many connections with our town. To celebrate this we are running a special Bloomsday competition.

For more about Joyce’s connections with Dún Laoghaire see our page. To learn more about why it is important we support our local businesses see here.

 HOW TO ENTER

1. The answer to each clue in the puzzle is in the overview of the business beneath the clue.

2. There is a Google form at the bottom of this page – just jot the answers to the clues in this form.

Competition closes at 4pm, Tuesday, 16th June 2020.

 

Clue #1

“Now touching a cup of coffee, Mr Bloom ventured”

Ulysses – Leopold Bloom to Stephen Dedalus in the cabman’s shelter where they met Dún Laoghaire resident the sailor D.B. Murphy

What’s the connection with

JJ Darboven

J.J. Darboven, brewing coffee in Dun Laoghaire for more than 20 years

JJ Darboven are a European company with deep Irish roots that provide the best coffee, tea, and chocolate solutions across Ireland from their roasting HQ in Dún Laoghaire Town. All can be ordered via their website.

Managed by brother and sister, Graham and Laura Mongey, JJ Darboven are located at the corner of Lr George’s Street and Convent Road.

Read more about the people behind the business in our Feature Profile.

See JJ Darboven and the wide range of coffee outlets our town has to offer here.

The connection is that when ordering the coffee Bloom meets Dun Laoghaire resident D.B. Murphy.

Clue #2

“I am trying to get an engagement in the Kingstown Pavilion. Do you know anyone there?”

Letter written by James Joyce to Oliver St. John Gogarty 3rd June 1904

What’s the connection with

Casper & Giumbini’s

Serving great food & drink in the heart of Dun Laoghaire

Casper & Giumbini’s is a modern Irish brasserie – serving fresh seafood, chargrilled steaks and our trademark hamburgers. Draft and craft beers, signature cocktails and & an extensive wine list focusing on sustainable, low intervention wine making. C&G are offering a range of options that can be ordered online.

Located on the promenade at The Pavilion the name Casper & Giumbini’s pays homage to the family background of Kim & David, whose father opened the renowned restaurant of the same name on Wicklow Street in the early 1980’s.

Read more about the brother and sister behind the business in our Feature Profile.

See Casper & Giumbini and the wide range of eateries our town has to offer here.

The connection is that Casper & Giumbini are located in the building which replaced the Pavilion Joyce refers to.

Clue #3

“ on the mailboat clearing the harbour mouth of Kingstown”

Ulysses – The opening chapter of Ulysses sees Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan on the Sandycove Martello Tower overlooking Dun Laoghaire Harbour

What’s the connection with

Irish Design Gallery

Where Irish made treasures are found!

At the Award Winning IRISH DESIGN GALLERY you will find treasures designed and handmade in Ireland, well actually… most within Leinster or event a 50 mile radius of Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin!

Located at Moran Park House (beside DLR LexIcon) Sinéad Buckley Quinn,
Gallery Proprietor, created this unique business model to showcase local artists, designers and makers. All creations can be ordered online.

Read more about the person behind the business in our Feature Profile.

See the Irish Design Gallery and the wide range of arts and crafts shops our town has to offer here.

The connection is that the best view of where the mailboat would have moored is from the building the Irish Design Gallery is located in.

Clue #4

“ Mr and Mrs Leopold Bloom have left Kingstown for England.”

Ulysses – Ithaca chapter

What’s the connection with

Viking Marine

Quality on and off the water

Viking Marine is a leading chandlery conveniently situated adjacent to Dunlaoghaire Harbour, Dunlaoghaire Marina and Yacht clubs. For the past 37 years they have supplied a wide range of the leading brands to get you and your boat fully kitted out and safely on the water.

Located on Marine Road (opposite DLR CoCo) it is a family business providing leading brands such as Helly Hansen, Zhik, Spinlock, Harken, to mention but a few all available to order online.

Read more about the person behind the business in our Feature Profile.

The connection is that Mr and Mrs Leopold Bloom would have passed the location of Viking Marine who face onto Dún Laoghaire harbour.

 

Clue #5

“Trams slowed, shunted, changed trolley, started for Blackrock, Kingstown and Dalkey”

Ulysses – Aeolus chapter

What’s the connection with

Tierney’s Gifts

Gifts for All Occasions – Over 70 Years of Happy Customers

Since 1951, the Tierney family have built up one of Ireland’s leading independent giftware & homeware retail companies and provide a comprehensive online shop.

Located at 72 Lower Georges Street, Tierney’s have unique gifts for all of life’s milestones including Engagements, Weddings, New Babies, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, & Christmas. Mark these special occasions with gifts that will touch hearts and be a pleasure to receive.

Read more about the husband and wife team behind the business in our Feature Profile.

See Tierney’s Gifts and the wide range of gift shops our town has to offer here.

The connection is that the tram route passed along George’s Street outside the premises of Tierney’s shop.

Clue #6

“ I am singing at a garden fête on Friday and if you have a decent suit to spare or a cricket shirt send it on”

Letter written by James Joyce to Oliver St. John Gogarty about an engagement in the Kingstown Pavilion 3rd June 1904

What’s the connection with

Frewen & Aylward

Quality Menswear since 1962

Frewen & Aylward is an independent menswear retailer located in Dun Laoghaire Town. Quality, exclusivity and service is what makes this shop a destination in our town.

Owned and managed by local resident Martin O’Byrne, Frewen’s are located at 44 George’s Street Lower and offer online shopping via their website.

Read more about the person behind the business in our Feature Profile.

See Frewen & Aylward and the wide range of clothing outlets our town has to offer here.

The connection is that Joyce could have find many ‘decent’ suits in the collection available at Frewen’s.

NOW JUST JOT YOUR ANSWERS BELOW!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

MORE INFORMATION

What is it?

The Love Dun Laoghaire Bloomsday competition intends to connect shoppers with the online offerings of the great range of businesses located in our town.

How to enter?

It is easy to enter, just solve the puzzle by reading the business descriptions above and completing the Google form.

How to win?

The winners will be drawn at random from all correct entries.

The competition will close at 4pm on at 4pm, Tuesday, 16th June 2020 and the names of the winners will be posted on the Love Dun Laoghaire Bloomsday page.

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions are included in the entry form on the secret competition entry page.

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