About Us

The Ulysses Plaque outside 2 Grafton Street.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland launches The Leopold Bloom Press in February 2022.
Pat Kenny on Newstalk
Neil Handley at The Museum of Optometrists, London.
Andrea Gilligan on Bloomsday 2022 on Newstalk
Dr. Cleo Hanaway Oakley, a Joycean scholar from Bristol University visits The Leopold Bloom Press.
Victoria Mary Clarke visits The Leopold Bloom Press
Dr. Mark Lawler of Queens University, Belfast at The Leopold Bloom Press

About Us

To honour an important link to one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, inspired by the Homeric journey of James Joyce himself, and a book which has paved the way for future generations of young European  writers, a new publishing imprint called The Leopold Bloom Press® was established in the heart of Joyce’s home city, a place synonymous with ground-breaking European literature.

In February 2022, after one of the most daunting years of global uncertainty and worldwide crisis, amid the devastating news that war had reached Ukraine, light shone from Joyce’s home town of Dublin from the embers of a world thrown into chaos and mourning. Just a few days after war broke out in Ukraine,  The Leopold Bloom Press was officially opened by The Lord Mayor of Dublin with the aim of countering hopelessness through messages of diversity, equality, vitality by finding and publishing the books of the future.

The Leopold Bloom Press® is a registered trademark.


What sort of writers do you take on?

When we get started, we hope to hear from unpublished, unrepresented authors with a finished novel, but nothing is set on stone. Depending on the material, we may be able to accommodate other books.

Frances Flannery, Founder and Author

Frances began her career in London at Saatchi & Saatchi, a leading global communications company. Later, as In-House Graphic Designer at Brown Thomas, she designed, wrote copy and styled for brands like Bose, Sony, Philips, Jimmy Choo, La Perla, and Calvin Klein. She holds a first class H.Dip in Business and E-Commerce, and an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin.

Having pioneered Irelands first gut health clinic brand, Vitality Centre, she established The Leopold Bloom Press at 2 Grafton Street. Frances believes that impactful creative ideas can generate powerful emotional connections between book writers and their audiences.  She has written two books, Gut Happiness, and Writing Man.