of Sandycove

Bloomsday in Fitzgeralds...




Saturday 9th
Euro 2012 - Germany v. Portugal 7.45pm

Sunday 10th
Euro 2012 - Spain v. Italy 5pm - Ireland v. Croatia 7.45pm.
Drinks promotion & finger food at half time
including Competition Question #1 for the Euro 2012 SuperPrize
Be here for all three of Irelands Group Matches to be in with a chance to win our SuperPrize!
Simply text our competition number during the course of each match with the correct answer & your name to be in with a chance to win our SuperPrize worth over 1,000!!

Monday 11th
Euro 2012 - France v. England 5pm

Tuesday 12th
Euro 2012 - Greece v. Czech Republic 5pm

Wednesday 13th
Euro 2012 - Netherlands v. Germany 7.45pm

Thursday June 14th
Euro 2012 - Italy v. Croatia 5pm & Ireland v. Spain 7.45pm
Drinks promotion & finger food at half time
including Competition Question #2 for the Euro 2012 SuperPrize

Friday June 15th

Euro 2012 - Sweden v. England 5pm


June 16th 2012

Blooms' Breakfast

6.30 - 10.30 or 8 - 11 (depending on match time)
Strictly by booking only
with live coverage of Ireland v. New Zealand, time t.b.c.
including Traditional Irish Breakfast & Joycean Breakfast

Leopolds' Lunch

12.30 - 3.30
Bookings not taken
including our Regular Lunch Menu
(Homemade Soup, Duck Liver Pate, Clonakilty Black Pudding - spiced apple chutney & bacon lardons,
Braised Beef in onion gravy, Pan Fried Plaice, Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken with pancetta etc)
& Our Joycean Lunch
(Dublin Coddle - Stuffed Roast Heart, Grilled Mutton Kidneys, Sliced Liver in crustcrumbs, colcannon,
crispy fried onions, streaky bacon & roast gravy)

Nora Barnacle's Barbeque
6 - 10pm
served at the Albert Road gazebo (details tbc)

Roast Suckling Pig on a spit
Homemade Beef Burgers, Chicken & Pepper Kebabs, Lamb Kofta
served with baked potato and a choice of three salads

Collectors Items on Sale
Limited Edition Bloomsday T-Shirts 9.50
Ulysses Posters 4euro
Fitzgeralds T-shirts 6euro
Joycean Straw Hats 6euro

The Arthur Guinness Frothy Freshener Bar is launched this year just inside the Sandycove Road entrance
serving Craft Beers & Guinness/Carlsberg on draught
Vouchers for the BBQ on sale here

Best Dressed Competition
2012 Best dressed Leopold & Nora are awarded 7pm



2pm - 6pm
Readings from Joyces biggest work Ulysses


1pm - 3pm
with Hugh Dunphy - Accordian music of Joyce's generation and songs we love
5pm - 7pm
Live Jazz outside on the Albert Road gazebo
8pm - 10.30pm
Live Hits with Donnie Deveney (jazz/swing/classics)

Sunday June 17th
Euro 2012 - Portugal v. Holland 7.45pm
LIVE MUSIC Trad Session from 6 - 8pm (to be confirmed)

Monday 18th
Euro 2012 - Ireland v. Italy 7.45pm
Drinks promotion & finger food at half time
including Competition Question #3 for the Euro 2012 SuperPrize












Join us in celebrating...
Thursday June 16th 2011
with Fitzgeralds of Sandycove

Join us in celebrating the life and work of the great James Joyce in this unique festival. Soak up the atmosphere as many folk pass-by dressed in full Joycean attire in vintage cars whilst others recite passages from his most famous work ‘Ulysses,’  as you join us for our ‘Joycean Lunch’ of grilled mutton kidneys, stuffed roast heart & fried liver slices – although we offer a regular lunch menu for the less adventurous!

For it was the Martello Tower here in Sandycove, on June 16th 1904, in which Leopold Bloom began his journey through Dublin, in what was to become one of the world’s most famous stories.



8.30am Breakfast with Bloom
by booking only  Contact us on (01) 2804469 to secure your place.

12.30pm Leopold’s Lunch
offering traditional Joycean fare & our regular lunch menu (12.30 – 4pm)

1pm LIVE MUSIC with Hugh Dunphy
plays good old songs from the Joycean era

2.30pm Live Readings & Performances
from Ulysses & other Joyce works

4pm Looking back at Bloomsday
Covering previous years in pictures

5.30pm Nora Barnacles Barbeque
offering a range of gourmet ciabattas, kebabs & burgers (5.30-10.30m)

Deveney & Delaney play Jazz & Swing


“Every year we feel more light hearted and cheerful as the Leopolds and Mollies cycle by,
and rejoice that we were the country that gave birth to one of the greatest writers ever known”  Maeve Binchy, author

“[Glasthule & Sandycove] is a most ordinary place but which blossoms every year in strange regalia to honour the greatest writer of the 20th Century” Tim Pat Coogan, historian




The Joycean Lunch
from 12.30pm – 4pm
served in the style made famous by Ulysses

Stuffed Roast Heart
Grilled Mutton Kidneys
Fried Liver Slices
Fried Onions
 Crispy Bacon
Champ Mash
Roast Gravy


Gorgonzola Cheese
with olive oil & organo crackers, seedless grapes


Our chicken & beef is 100% Irish and is fully traceable,
supplied by Noel Kavanagh Quality Meats.
All our fish is from Cavistons.


“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” Episode 4


Arrah, give over your bloody codding, Joe, says I.
I’ve a thirst on me I wouldn’t sell for half a crown. Episode 12.


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Regular Lunch Menu
served 12.30 – 4pm


Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup (v)
with a hint of chilli, basil, parsley &
served with freshly baked soda bread €4.50

Clonakilty Black Pudding
with crispy bacon & spiced apple chutney,
with melba toast & garden salad €7.50


Asparagus & Goats Cheese Tart (v)
made with free-range eggs,
served with dressed garden salad €6.50




Roast Supreme of Chicken
with buttered leeks, bacon lardons
& tarragon cream sauce, champ mash €11.95


Herb Crusted Fillet of Cod
with a tomato & coriander salsa,
crushed baby potatoes €13.95


Prime Irish Beef & Guinness Stew
traditionally prepared with carrots & turnip in a stout enriched gravy
& served with champ mash €10.95


Trio of Salmon
Fresh salmon mousse, oak smoked salmon & salmon roe,
on herb toast with dill vinaigrette €8.95





Eton Mess
crushed meringue made with free-range eggs,
with mixed berries & whipped cream €4.50

 Triple Chocolate Cake
hand-made and served with whipped cream
& chocolate ice-cream! €4.50

Apple & Blackberry Crumble
served warm, with a choice
of ice-cream or whipped cream €4.50



The Nora Barnacle Barbeque
served on Albert Road from 5.30pm until 10.30pm


All dishes served with chargrilled baby potatoes, mixed green leaf salad and condiments


Chargrilled Chicken Ciabatta
marinaded in tandoori spices, garlic & herbs
served with rocket, tomato relish & mayonnaise


Lamb Kofta Kebabs
with chargrilled peppers, red onion &
served with cucumber & mint raita


Prime Irish Half-Pounder Beef Burger
in a warmed bun with mayonnaise,
gherkins & emmental cheese




Bloomsday Memrobilia


Fitzgeralds Polo Shirts (XL only)

Ulysses Posters

Replica Straw Hats