Bloomsday, 16 June, celebrates the work of James Joyce, focusing on the events in his novel “Ulysses”, which all take place on 16 June 1904. The Bloomsday event forms part of the ‘Imagination and the Nation’/’Samhlaíocht agus an Náisiún’ initiative by the President. To mark the Day, President Higgins and Sabina invited a number of artists including John Feeley and Fran O’Rourke to perform pieces related to the work of James Joyce.