Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach in Fuengirola

Symbol-of-James-Joyce-Roger-Cummiskey-80-x-80-oil SWIM! DIP! PADDLE! and READ!

Fuengirola, Spain.

08:00 AM: Fuengirola, on the beach.

Saturday, 16th June, 2012.


Join fellow Joyceans in Fuengirola for a Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, followed by informal readings from Ulysses by James Joyce in English, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish or any language and a Continental Breakfast.

This event will consist a non-intellectual, fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully immersed in – sea water.

This event is FREE. You want to eat or drink? – That´s up to you!

07.45: Beach assembly. In front of the Hotel Florida.

08:00: Divest and dive into “the snot green scrotum tightening sea” – heated by the Spanish summer sunshine.

08:30: Readings lead off by those present followed up by voluntary readings by like-minded female and male participants in their own language wearing varieties of various costumes, hats and beachwear.

09:00- 9:30: Had enough? OK, then lets Swim, Dip or Paddle again before adjourning to a local Chiringito (La Cepa Playa) for toast, olive oil, coffee and chat.

“Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods’ roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses.

Bloomsday – June 16th – is an annual celebration among Joyce fans throughout the world, from Fuengirola to Melbourne. It is celebrated in at least sixty countries worldwide, but nowhere so imaginatively, of course, as in Dublin. The novel, Ulysses, by James Joyce recounts the hour-by-hour events of one day in Dublin – June 16, 1904 – as an ordinary Dubliner, Leopold Bloom, wends his way through the urban landscape, the odyssey of a modern-day Ulysses.

Contact Details for this event
Roger Cummiskey


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